TAGBILARAN CITY – Another shooting victim, identified as Eugene Alano Paredes, who was brought to Gov. Celestino Gallares Memorial Hospital in this city, was declared dead by the attending physician Dr. Samuel Tabucanon, Jr., police report said. The victim of legal age, married and a resident of barangay Alegria, Loay, Bohol, sustained five gunshots wounds in his “chin, lower left chest, left portion of stomach and right upper hips” after he was gunned down along Remolador street, Poblacion II, near PMI Colleges at around 11:15 PM, Sept. 23, 2015.
Police said that the shooting also wounded another identified as one Risty Meliora, “who sustained gunshot wound on his stomach was brought to Ramiro Hospital for medical treatment.” Meliora, who was nearby when shooting took place, was hit by way of “richochet.”
“The victim (Paredes) is a notorious robber and currently facing many charges from various complainants.” He is also said to be involved in illegal drugs activities, police said.
Police still face a blank wall as to the motive and the identities of Paredes’ assailant even as they are still conducting a follow-up operation to arrest the suspect.
Police in this city said they immediately responded to the telephone call from TARSIER 117 of the shooting incident.
Meanwhile, PPOC reported that shooting incidents during January until the third week of August 2015 period posted a total of six (6) injured and eleven (11) dead, the report said. The injured are documented in the towns of Clarin, Dauis, Panglao with one apiece; and this city, two (2).
The eleven deaths registered during the same period were three (3) in Talibon; this city, two (2); Pilar, Calape, Dagohoy, Mabini, Panglao, Sierra-Bullones and Trinidad, one (1) apiece.
The known of these killings is that of one Martin Schloglhofer, a foreigner that prompted the Panglao municipal government to offer Php50,000 reward for the info and capture of the suspect.
PPOC said that theft still topped among the crimes committed, aside from physical injuries, which tallied a total of 134 compared to July’s 124.
Theft registered a total of 135 higher than 124 in July, the report said. This followed by robbery with 47 compared to 35 during the same period.
Rape had eight (8) higher than four (4) in July; carnapping, 21 in August higher than 10 in July; homicide, remains at 10; and murder, seven during August and July; and cattle rustling there’s none during August and one in July, the report said.
Among the physical injuries mauling scored high with 26 in August and 20 in July aside from “others” which posted 25 and 13.
Vehicular accidents registered 144 and 72 in August and July, respectively. Shooting incidents had 8 in August and 9 in July; stoning, 3 in August and one in July.
Most of the crimes committed happened during Saturdays which registered 108 in August higher than 98 in July. Also, Thursday posted 108 in August and and 41 in July.
There were 100 and 81 in July during Sundays; Mondays, 85 in August and 71 in July; Tuesdays, 79 in August and 61; Wednesdays, 91 in August and 59 in July; and Fridays, 83 in August and 59 in July. (rvo)