1 Killed Inside Moises Padilla Dance Hall

A person was shot dead inside the dance hall in Barangay 5, Moises Padilla, Negros Occ., near the town’s public market around 10:30 p.m. on Tuesday, February 14.

Police Senior Inspector Allan Reloj, Moises Padilla PNP chief identified the victim as Mar John Grantos Tortosa, 36, married, resident of Barangay Inolingan also of the town. He sustained gunshot wound in the head and died on the spot, according to Reloj.

The suspect was identified as Jade Andales Escover, 36, single, also of the place.

According to Reloj, the two had a misunderstanding in the dance hall after the victim, who was allegedly drunk, created alarm and scandal. Reloj added that an old grudge triggered the incident.

The suspect used a homemade .45 caliber firearm in shooting the victim which police recovered. He was eventually arrested by responding authorities.

Police confiscated from him one homemade Colt 1V .45 caliber with Serial Number 938812 loaded with seven live bullets inside the extended magazine.

Also recovered at the crime scene were two empty shells of .45 caliber.

He was subsequently arrested by police authorities.* (CMG)


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