1 dead, 2 hurt in Pagadian shooting PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 18 August 2014 12:31

PAGADIAN CITY – A man was killed and two others were wounded when motorcycle riding gunmen opened fire on them early Friday in Pagadian City.

Police said the original targets of the gunmen were seaman Elmer Baniares, 39, and Carlo Galvez, 28, who were earlier involved in a melee at the Olympus Music Lounge in downtown Pagadian.

It said Baniares slapped another customer inside the bar for a still unknown reason. He was also pacified by other people in the bar and left together Galvez. Police said the two were later tailed by two motorcycle gunmen who shot them with a pistol, but missed.

The gunmen fled only to return minutes later with an automatic rifle and opened fire on a crowd that gathered around Baniares and Galvez and killing John Paul Dinsay, a 20-year student.

Two other kibitzers — Cielo Dinsay, 51, and Alvin Sebuco, 24, — who works at a gas station, were also wounded in the shooting. Police said the young Dinsay died in the hospital.

It was unknown if the shootings were connected to the melee at the bar. — Mindanao Examiner.com