BAGUIO CITY – A 44-year old driver died after he was shot to death by still unidentified lone gunman while he was driving his passenger jeepney at East Bayan Park, Aurora Hill, here, Tuesday night.
Police authorities identified the fatality as Dante Devera Castro aka “Boying Bato Castro”, 44, driver, resident of Lopez Jaena, Aurora Hill, Baguio City.
Initial police investigation showed the victim was driving his jeepney and after all his passengers have alighted, a still unidentified gunman suddenly appeared and fired at him several times hitting him on the different parts of his body causing him to be sprawled bloodied on his vehicle.
The victim was rushed to the Baguio General Hospital and Medical Center (BGHMC) for medical treatment but he later expired while being subjected to close medical supervision.
Responding police operatives and elements of the Scene of the Crime Operation (SOCO) team recovered from the crime scene multiple spent shells of a still undetermined type of firearm used by the suspects in the perpetration of the crime.
It is still being ascertained whether or not the fatality is included in the drug watch list of the local police force and the anti-narcotics agents.
By Dexter A. See