TINEG, Abra – A 22-year old man died after he was allegedly shot dead by his own friend for still undisclosed reasons at Vira, here Wednesday.
Senior Superintendent Antonio Bartolome, provincial director of the Abra Provincial Police Office, identified the fatality as Romy Bernal Ortega, 22, farmer and a resident of Vira, Tineg, Abra.
Initial police investigation showed concerned citizens informed the group of mayoralty candidate Cromwell Luna that a man was shot by his friend in the area.
When they responded to the area, the members of the group saw the victim sprawled bloodied on the ground that forced them to rush the same to the Abra Provincial Hospital for medical treatment but he was declared dead on arrival by attending physicians.
The case is still subject to further investigation while the suspect is now the subject of a manhunt operation for him to answer for the crime he committed.
By Dexter A. See