Food Vendor Shot Dead

A food vendor was shot dead by two unidentified riding-in-tandem in front of Negros Oriental Provincial Hospital in Real Street, Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental around 9:00 p.m. Saturday.

Police identified the victim as Darwin Bongcasan Cabetingan, 42, married, of Barangay Cadawinonan, Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental.

He sustained gunshot wound in the head and three in the stomach and was declared dead-on-arrival at the same hospital.

Police investigation disclosed that the victim was tending to his small business when two unidentified suspects riding on a motorcycle shot him four times.

The victim’s wife alleged that the victim was once arrested for violation of RA 9165 but was released after posting bail recently.

Police recovered at the crime scene four (4) empty shells of caliber .45 pistol and one (1) unit Samsung cellular phone.

Police authorities are investigating the killing to determine the motive.*(CMGarde)