Ex-convict shot dead in Inabanga

A man previously convicted of frustrated murder was shot dead by four still unidentified motorcycle-riding assailants in Inabanga at past 2 p.m. on Monday.

The victim was still rushed to a hospital but was declared dead on arrival as he succumbed to seven gunshot wounds in his head and across his body.

PO1 Joel Cenita of the Inabanga police said that the fatality, identified as Michael Lao, 36, of Barangay Luyo of said town, went out of his house to get clothes hanged outside to dry when the suspects on board two motorcycles stopped in front of him.


One of the passengers pulled out his pistol and shot at Lao twice, added Cenita based on their initial investigation.

Lao was still able to flee but the four suspects ran after him and shot at him repeatedly.

According to Cenita, crime scene investigators found 13 spent .9mm shells around the victim’s residence.

Cenita said that investigators continued their probe on the case and have yet to get the identities of the assailants.

According to initial data gathered by authorities, Lao was convicted of frustrated murder for hacking his live-in partner with a knife. (A. Doydora)

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