1 Killed, 1 Hurt in Manapla Shooting

A person was shot dead, while another was injured when hit by stray bullet in Barangay Purisima, Manapla town, Negros Occ. around 10:30 p.m. Monday.

Chief Inspector Edencio Gregorio, Manapla PNP chief identified the victim as Ernesto Gonzales Alyare, of legal age, married, of Hacienda Candelaria, Barangay Purisima.

Gregorio identified the suspect as George Perocho Aghon, 32, married, driver, resident of Zone 5, Old Barrio, Barangay Purisima.

The suspect shot the victim fatally twice in the body.

He utilized Rolando Salazar Aspero, 33, single, also of Zone 5, Old Barrio, Barangay Purisima to drive the Aura motorcycle to look for the victim’s companion.

The victim was standing along the road when seen by the suspect and asked where his companion was. A heated argument ensued with the suspect shooting the victim using .45 caliber firearm.

A certain “Alog” was also hit by a stray bullet on his shoulder and was brought to Teresita Jalandoni Provincial Hospital in Silay City for treatment.

Police conducted hot pursuit operation against the suspect.

Aspero, on the other hand, surrendered to Manapla PNP to shed light on the killing.

Police recovered three empty shells of .45 caliber at the crime scene.

Investigation on the case is going on.*(CMGarde)


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