The angle ofillegal drugs isbeing looked into by the police in the death of Roberto Salvador, alias “Kumpol,” who was gunned down in Purok Kagaykay, Barangay 2 in Bacolod City, at about 8:10 p.m. Monday.
Salvador, 50, who was also using the name Paul Masicampo, is from Purok Kamunsil in Barangay 3, Bacolod, Police Maj. Sherlock Gabana, Station 2 chief, said yesterday.
Salvador succumbed to gunshot wounds to his head, on his right thigh, and left leg, police records show.
Gabana said Salvador’s live-in partner, Norma Tipon, 39, of Barangay 4 in Bacolod, was wounded in her hand and knees and is now recuperating at the Corazon Locsin Montelibano Memorial Regional Hospital.
Investigation showed that two armed gunmen, wearing face masks, approached and shot Salvador and Tipon, who came from a basketball court in the area, Gabana said.
Recovered from the crime scene were five fired cartridge cases and three deformed slugs, police records show.
Gabana said Salvador was using another name because of his alleged“scam transactions” on illegal drugs.
Salvador survived the first attempt to his life earlier this year when a man, he had allegedly victimized, stabbed and wounded him with a gaff, also in Barangay 2, Gabana said.
The police urged the residents in the area to cooperate for now to hasten justice for the victims, Gabana said, adding that they are waiting for Tipon to recover so that she, too, can give her testimony on the incident.
A follow-up operation is ongoing to identify and locate the suspects, and to file charges for murder and frustrated murder against them, Gabana added.*
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