August 8, 2022

BACOLOD CITY — An owner of a car mechanic shop was gunned down in Barangay Villamonte here on Sunday, more than a week after a shooting incident also happened here on July 9.

Jose Eduardo Boot, 37, of Barangay 39 here, was the 17th victim of a shooting incident here since June, and the fourth this month.

Police Major Ritchie Gohee, head of Police Station 4, said that unidentified perpetrators on board a car probably waited for the victim to arrive at his shop, where he also temporarily stayed.

The victim had just alighted from his motorcycle when he was shot multiple times, Gohee said.

Gohee said the victim initially suffered 13 gunshot wounds in the body and died on the spot.

Police recovered 21 fired cartridge cases, and several fired bullets of an unknown firearm in the crime scene.

Gohee said they have no leads yet on the motive of the killing. He mentioned that the victim had a previous complaint regarding his rental fees, but that was already settled by the victim.

The victim’s employees also had no problem with him, Gohee added.

Gohee said they will review a copy of the circuit television (CCTV) camera footage nearby to check if it was able to capture the incident.

BACOLOD CITY — An owner of a car mechanic shop was gunned down in Barangay Villamonte here on Sunday, more than a week after a shooting incident also happened here on July 9.

Jose Eduardo Boot, 37, of Barangay 39 here, was the 17th victim of a shooting incident here since June, and the fourth this month.

Police Major Ritchie Gohee, head of Police Station 4, said that unidentified perpetrators on board a car probably waited for the victim to arrive at his shop, where he also temporarily stayed.

The victim had just alighted from his motorcycle when he was shot multiple times, Gohee said.

Gohee said the victim initially suffered 13 gunshot wounds in the body and died on the spot.

Police recovered 21 fired cartridge cases, and several fired bullets of an unknown firearm in the crime scene.

Gohee said they have no leads yet on the motive of the killing. He mentioned that the victim had a previous complaint regarding his rental fees, but that was already settled by the victim.

The victim’s employees also had no problem with him, Gohee added.

Gohee said they will review a copy of the circuit television (CCTV) camera footage nearby to check if it was able to capture the incident.

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