Injured peanut vendor
dies in hospital: police
The peanut vendor who was shot by two men at BBB-Galo streets, Brgy. 20 in Bacolod City, Sunday morning, died at the Corazon Locsin Montelibano Memorial Regional Hospital, at about 3 a.m. Monday.
Station 4 commander, Chief Insp. Adonis Rosales, said yesterday that the victim, Junmar Caburnay, 30, of Purok Herbabuena, Brgy. Villamonte in Bacolod, was shot by two suspects. One of them was identified as a certain “Toto Redim” of Brgy. Bata in Bacolod.
Investigation showed that Caburnay was selling peanuts in front of the BBB Food Park when the suspects stole his wares. A commotion ensued and bystanders in the area beat up the suspects.
The companion of “Redim” left the area but he remained at the food park and allegedly asked for assistance from the security guard, whose name was not disclosed, to assist him so he could go home. He rode a motorcycle going to Brgy. Bata, reports said.
Thirty minutes later, two men wearing bonnets on a black Kawasaki barako motorcycle, returned to the area. They approached Caburnay and one of them shot him with a .38 caliber revolver, Rosales said.
He said they have not recovered any fired cartridge at the crime scene, it is believed to still be buried in the forehead of Caburnay when he was rushed to the hospital.
Rosales said the suspects were allegedly members of the Bacolod Warrior Clan that replaced some fraternities. “Since the fraternity is already obsolete, the teenagers, due to the advent of technology, may have changed it into a clan”, he said.
They are asking for the help of the National Bureau of Investigation for a facial composite of the suspects, who are still at large, so charges for murder can be filed against them.*SGG
IN SHOOTING OF FARMER
Talisay cops seek
help to find Capitol worker
The Talisay City Police Office is asking for information on the whereabouts of a Capitol employee, who is tagged as the suspect in the shooting of a farmer in Talisay City, Negros Occidental, Sunday.
Chief Insp. Joeresty Coronica, Talisay police chief, told the DAILY STAR yesterday that they received information that the suspect, Johnny Mendoza, alias “Caloy”, of Brgy. Bata in Bacolod, is helping in the medical expenses of Jiobani Baculong, 45, of Brgy. Matabang, in Talisay, who is confined at the Corazon Locsin Montelibano Memorial Regional Hospital, after an operation Monday.
Investigation showed that the victim was having a drinking spree at the house of his friend, whose name was not disclosed, when Mendoza, who was allegedly under the influence of alcoholic liquor, approached Baculong and commotion ensued between them.
Minutes later, Mendoza pulled out his .9 mm caliber pistol and shot Baculong twice, and one bullet hit his stomach, Coronica said.
Police recovered two fired cartridges of the .9 mm caliber pistol at the crime scene in Octagon Village, Brgy. Bata, police records show.*SGG
PNP validation team
arriving in Bacolod
A validation team from the Philippine National Police in Camp Crame, Quezon City, will arrive in Bacolod City tomorrow to verify the number of crime incidents that the 10 police stations have reported and submitted to the Police Regional Office-6.
Senior Supt. Edgardo Ordaniel, acting Bacolod police director, said yesterday that the team will determine if the report submitted to the regional office in Iloilo City matched with what the PRO-6 has submitted to the national headquarters in Manila.
Senior Supt. Augusto Marquez Jr. will supervise the team, with Senior Supt. William Macabenta as the leader of the Directorate for Investigation and Detective Management, Ordaniel said.
He said the team has learned that about 50 percent of crime incidents that happened in areas it has visited had not been reported properly. The validation was ordered by PNP chief Alan Purisima to know what is really happening in the cities, provinces and regions, Ordaniel added.
Ordaniel said policemen who have committed lapses will be relieved and charged administratively.*SGG