ITOGON, Benguet – A 28-year old miner was injured fater he was successively shot by a still unidentified assailant within the compound of a cooperative store at Hartwel, Ampucao, here, Saturday dawn.
Police authorities identified the injured individual as Jonard Benosan Tamtam, 28, married, miner and a resident at Hartwel, Ampucao, Itogon, Benguet.
Initial police investigation showed the victim and his brother-in-law noticed a still unidentified male person who was trying to open the window of a cooperative store in their neighbrhood but when he noticed their presence, he immediately fled from the area.
When the victim tried to go to check his motorcycle parked in the area, he aw another suspect was allegedly trying to do something in his motorcycle and when he tried to grab him, the suspect immediately fired his gun hitting the suspect on his foot and various parts of his body.
The victim was immediately rushed by his companions to the St. Louis University Sacred Heart Hospital for medical treatment while the suspect immediately fled towards an undisclosed direction.
Responding police operatives recovered from the crime scene two empty shells of a calibre .9mm which will be submitted to the crime laboratory for testing.
By Dexter A. See