DOLORES, Abra – A 41-year old tricycle driver died after he was shot by still unidentified gunmen inside his residence at sitio Kemmel, barangay Lubluba here recently.
Senior Superintendent Antonio Bartolome, provincial director of the Abra Provincial Police Office, identified the victim as Rolly Eduarte Zapata, 41, married, tricycle driver, and a resident of Kemmel, Lubluba, Dolores, Abra.
Initial police investigation showed the victim was inside his residence when the still unidentified gunmen suddenly arrived and peppered his residence with bullets.
The victim was hit in different parts of his body that caused his instantaneous death while the suspects immediately fled from the crime scene after the incident.
Responding police operatives were able to recover from the crime scene a stick of cigarette, white T-shirt with blood stain, one black bag containing cash of different denominations, one Cherry mobile cellphone.
The case is still undergoing in-depth investigation while the suspects are now the subject of a manhunt operation.
By Dexter A. See