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Bike-riding assassins
kill sugarcane planter
BY GILBERT BAYORAN

Two suspects riding-in-tandem on a motorcycle shot and killed a sugarcane planter in Brgy. Fabrica, Sagay City, Negros Occidental, at about 5:30 p.m. yesterday.

Senior Supt. William Señoron, provincial police director of Negros Occidental, said the victim was identified by his family as Rodrigo Divinagracia.

Divinagracia, 47, succumbed to a gunshot wound in the head, after he was shot by a gunman, who was riding in tandem with another suspect, at the diversion road in Brgy. Fabrica, Sagay City. Inspector Adrian James Albaytar, Sagay City deputy police chief, said the victim died inside the Mitsubishi Strada vehicle he was driving, that fell into a sugarcane field.

Initial investigations of the Sagay police showed that three gunshots were heard.

The victim was reportedly on his way home to Brgy. Mabini in Cadiz City when he was shot by riding-in-tandem suspects, who had followed him from Sagay City.

Investigations of the Sagay police showed that the suspects overtook the vehicle of Divinagracia, and shot him.

Abaytar said the family of the victim is not aware that he had enemies, as they described him as a good person.

Señoron said the Scene of the Crime Operatives and Crime Laboratory personnel were still trying to gather all the evidence at the crime scene, in the presence of the victim's family.

The Sagay police cordoned the crime scene to preserve evidence.

The motive of the shooting has yet to be established by the police.*GPB

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