A former seaman who previously surrendered under the police’s anti-drug campaign Oplan Tokhang was shot dead in broad daylight by motorcycle-riding assailants who rode in tandem in Tubigon town on Saturday afternoon, police said.
SPO1 Ernesto Cascallas of the Tubigon Police Station told dyRD Balita that investigators are looking into multiple motives behind the killing of the victim, Tubigon resident Hector Reyes.
Reyes was a self-confessed drug user and was involved in illegal gambling, said Cascallas.
Authorities also noted that the victim had recently sold a lot worth P2 million without going into details on the deal and possible conflict behind the sale.
According to Cascallas, the suspects, on board an XRM motorcycle, suddenly stopped in front of Reyes while was walking along a national highway in Barangay Putohan at past 3 p.m.
The motorcycle passenger then shot Reyes multiple times inflicting several fatal bullet wounds.
Reyes died on the spot, Cascallas said.
Based on witnesses’ statements, both suspects were wearing black jackets with hoods partially covering their faces.
Authorities meanwhile have yet to pinpoint the identity of the suspects as they continued to narrow down the possible motives behind the murder. (A. Doydora)