Medicine merchant shot dead in latest gun attack PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 08 December 2011 17:12

A businessman engaged in the buying and selling of medicines was shot to death in another of a spate of gun attacks in this city yesterday.

Pilardo Aguilar y Ipeche, married, of Christina Homes Subdivision, Talon-Talon, was shot by a gunman at a store in that barangay. He sustained a bullet wound in the left cheek and was taken to the hospital where he was declared dead on arrival.

A police report disclosed that Aguilar was at Alvin store, inquiring its owner if they will order again assorted medicines to be sold at the store around 9:35 a.m. when a lone gunman appeared and shot him at close range.

The gunman left the place before the police arrived at the crime scene.

Aguilar was talking to the store owner when he was shot, but when police investigators asked the owner if he can describe the gunman, he said he did not see him.

Police were looking into personal dispute as the possible motive behind the killing.

Gun attacks are almost a weekly occurence in this city of almost 1 million people.

Two gun attacks killed two men in Maasin and Ayala last Dece. 1 and 2. On Nov. 29, an imam was shot dead in Mampang. A day before, a woman was shot and killed in Stanvac, Lower Calarian. — Dan Toribio Jr.