LAMUT, Ifugao – A 19-year old labourer was injured after he was mauled and shot by a 21-year old labourer at Ambasa, here Saturday morning.
Senior Superintendent Constancio Chinayog, officer-in-charge of the Ifugao Provincial Police Office (PPO), identified the victim as Rodel Bittuwon Liangna, 19, single, laborer and a resident of Occapon, Villaverde, Nueva Vizcaya while he named the suspect as Christopher Nahog Licnachan, 21, single, laborer and a resident of Ambasa, Lamut, Ifugao.
Initial police investigation showed the victim and his companion were walking along the road en route to attend a wedding when the suspect alighted from a motorcycle and kicked the victim.
The victim ran away from the crime incident to avoid further conflict but the suspect followed him that resulted to a fistfight between them.
When cooler heads were able to prevail, the suspect suddenly shot the victim thrice on the different parts of his body with the use of a still undisclosed type of hand gun causing him to fall bloodied on the ground.
The victim was rushed by his companions to the Veterans Memorial Medical Center in Solano, Nueva Vizcaya for medical treatment where he was confined while the suspect is now the subject of a manhunt operation by police operatives for him to answer for the crime he committed.
By Dexter A. See