20-year-old Shot Dead in Canlaon Public Market

A young person was shot dead inside the Midtown Public Market in Barangay Mabigo, Canlaon City, Negros Occidental around 12:15 a.m. yesterday, August 2.

Police identified the vicim as Rodel Pologon Laparan, 20 years old, single, of Angas 1, Barangay Mabigo, Canlaon City.

He sustained gunshot wounds on his right abdomen and was rushed by bystanders to Canlaon District Hospital but died later.

Initial investigation revealed that the victim was sleeping in their sari-sari store when suddenly an unidentified suspect wearing black jacket with hood armed with caliber .45 firearm stepped inside and shot the victim twice.

Police recovered to empty shells of the firearm and are now investigating the incident to determine the motive and identity of the suspect.

This is the third victim killed in Canlaon City in different incidents during the last week of July and first day of August.*(CMGarde)