2 dead in separate shootings in Calape, Jagna

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2 dead in separate shootings in Calape, Jagna

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Two persons were killed in two separate shooting incidents in Calape and Jagna towns on Sunday.

Police identified the fatalities as Mario Marapao, 56, who was previously convicted of a drug charge and Ronie Abulag, 31, a lechon cook.

According to Senior Master Sgt. Edwin Autida of the Calape Police Station, Marapao was walking home when he was shot dead at past 5 p.m. by the gunman who was trailing him while riding a motorcycle.

Marapao who was also riding a motorcycle was already 15 meters from his house in Barangay Sta. Cruz when he was gunned down by one of two suspects.

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The victim died on the spot.

“Gisundan na siya. Duol na siya kaayo sa iyang namatyan. Pagtira, dretso u-turn nya balik sa agi,” said Autida.

Meanwhile, police recovered from the crime scene six spent shells fired from a .45 caliber pistol.

Witnesses noted that both suspects were wearing full-face helmets during the attack.

Marapao who ran a lending racket and owned a variety store was convicted of a drug charge in 2013 and was released from prison in 2018.

In Jagna, Abulag, a resident of Barangay Mayana, Jagna was allegedly shot dead by his workmate and neighbor Loreto Telen, 35 at past 5 p.m., said Jonalyn Llemit of the Jagna Police Station.

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Both men figured in a heated argument which led to the fatal shooting.

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Abulag was still rushed to a hospital but was declared dead on arrival.

According to Llemit, Telen was arrested in Barangay Mayana five hours after the shooting incident during a police hot pursuit operation. (A. Doydora)

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