Four unidentified men gunned down a drug personality, who was previously arrested for engaging in illegal drugs, at his residence in Barangay San Isidro, Toboso town in Negros Occidental, Friday.
Lady Sultan, 35, of the barangay,who was freed from jail after availing of a plea bargaining agreement,was declared dead on arrival at the Vicente Gustilo District Hospital in Escalante City, Police Maj. Joery Puerto, Toboso Police chief, said yesterday.
Investigation showed that Sultan was taking a bath in front of his house when the suspectsriding two motorcycles approached and fired their guns at him.
Sultan, who was first hit on his right leg, was able to run a few meters away towards a sugarcane plantation, but the gunmen shot him again, Puerto said.
He said the victim succumbed to gunshot wounds on his back and head.
The suspects, who were wearing bonnets, escaped.
Four empty shells of a .45 caliber pistol were recovered from the crime scene, police records show.
Drugs are being eyed by the police as the motive for the incident.*
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