A retired police captain-turned businessman was shot and killed yesterday by two motorcycle-riding suspects at the Bonifacio Extension in Brgy. 4, Silay City, Negros Occidental.
The victim identified as Jose Lindy Chan, a former police captain of the PNP Maritime Command, succumbed to multiple gunshot wounds and, was declared dead on arrival at the Teresita Lopez Jalandoni Provincial Hospital in Silay City, Maj. Rollie Pondevilla, city police officer-in-charge, said.
Police investigation showed that Chan, 63, was talking with his friend, when the gunman, who was wearing a helmet and riding a motorcycle, shot him several times without any provocation.
Pondevilla said that Chan suffered four gunshot wounds.
Nine empty shells, four deformed slugs and a slug cover were recovered at the scene of incident by the Silay police.
Stray bullets also hit a house near the scene of incident.
The Silay police also recovered a helmet, jacket and a bonnet believed owned by the suspects, that they lied left behind in a box culvert at a subdivision in the barangay.
In July 2016, Chan, who engaged in a quarry business, survived the attempt on his life, when he was shot in Brgy. E. Lopez, Silay City, the police said.
Pondevilla said he suspects that the killing may have been triggered by personal grudges.
The motorcycle riding suspects reportedly fled towards the Bacolod-Silay airport road.
Before his retirement from the police service in 1996, Chan, a former barangay chairman in Silay City, used to serve as commander of the PNP Maritime Command stations in the cities of Bacolod and Cadiz, Negros Occidental.*
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