LANGIDEN, Abra – A 47-year old farmer died after he was shot by still unidentified assailants in the mountainous portion between the boundary of Bantay, Ilocos Sur and Langiden, Abra, Sunday.
Police authorities identified the fatality as Edwin Palacpac Tapiceria, 47, married, farmer, resident of Barangay Arnap, San Ildefonso, Ilocos Sur.
Initial police investigation showed that the victim was in the place of incident when he was unceremoniously shot by still unidentified assailants for still undisclosed reasons.
The victim was rushed to the Metro Vigan Cooperative hospital for medical treatment but he was declared dead on arrival by attending physicians due to a lone gunshot wound on his body as a result of the shooting incident that transpired in barangay Mabungtot, here.
The case is still subject to further investigation by the responding police operatives to ascertain the motive of the incident.
By Dexter A. See