1 killed, 1 wounded in Salaan shooting PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 14 January 2013 14:57

A 38-year-old man was killed while another was wounded in a gun attack in Salaan last Saturday afternoon.

Killed was Romelino Delos Reyes y Alberto, single. Wounded was William Delos Reyes y Fernandez, 31, both of the same place.

Police identified the gunman as Roderick Atilano y Ferrer, a member of the Barangay Intelligence Network (BIN). He surrendered to the police after the incident.

Investigation disclosed that Atilano and some companions were drinking at their residence around 4 p.m. when William passed by.

Police said that William and Atilano figured in a heated argument due to some misunderstanding. At this point, Atilano drew a 9mm pistol and shot William in the body. Although wounded, William managed to run away but he was chased by Atilano.

When Atilano reached the main road of Salaan, Romelino appeared and tried to pacify but he was also shot by Atilano in the chest.

Romelino sustained a bullet wound in the chest and died on the spot.

William was rushed to the hospital while Atilano surrendered to the police and was detained at the Culianan Police Station. – Dan Toribio Jr.