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Man from Victorias shot over misunderstanding

A man was shot and injured over an alleged misunderstanding in Victorias City, Negros Occidental at about 10:45 p.m. Monday.

Police records identified the victim as Ricardo Rodriguez of Hacienda La Consolacion Dacumon in Brgy. 12, Victorias.

Rodriguez sustained gunshot wounds on his back and on his right hip and was rushed to the Ikaayong Lawas Foundation Hospital, but was later transferred to the Teresita Jalandoni Provincial Hospital in Silay City.

The suspects, identified as Sandy Jorge Loraiz, 20 and his 17-year-old companion, whose name is being withheld by the DAILY STAR, evaded arrest, the police said.

Reports to the Negros Occidental Police Provincial Office showed that the victim was at the house of his live-in-partner’s grandfather, whose name was not disclosed, when a heated argument ensued which led to the shooting.

Investigations are still ongoing as to the motive for the shooting.*APN

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7 nabbed for
illegal fishing

Seven fishermen were arrested for illegal fishing in Brgy. Tangub, Bacolod City, and in Hinigaran town, Negros Occidental Tuesday.

Larry Cachete, 45, and Rolly Castin, 40, both of Purok Villa Esperanza in Brgy. Tangub were apprehended by Station 8 policemen and Bantay Dagat members for using fine fishnets at about 8 a.m.

Jose Messias, 41, of Purok Villa Esperanza was caught manning an unmarked fishing boat and using fine fishnets by Station 8 policemen and Bantay Dagat members at about 8:20 a.m. at the shorelines of the purok

Twenty minutes later, Rex De la Cruz, 40, of Purok Villa, was caught by the members of Bantay Dagat and Station 8 policemen also at the shorelines of the purok in the illegal of act and using and unmarked fishing boat and fine fishnet.

Bantay Dagat policemen and Station 8 policemen also caught Rey Romano, 45, and Ronnie Fuentes, 43, of Purok Esperanza at about 9 a.m. for manning an unmarked fishing boat and for using fine fishnets.

The fishermen were not charged, but their fishing gear and fishing boats were confiscated and will be released only if they pay P6,000 in fines.

In Hinigaran, Lloyd Dolletic of Brgy. Tagda in the town was caught fishing at the prohibited area of the barangay at about 11 a.m. Tuesday.

Police records show that the Bantay Dagat members and the Hinigaran policemen recovered 60 kilos of nylon shells and a compressor from Dolletic, but he was not charged.*APN

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Firearm recovered

A firearm in a shoulder bag left beside the road was recovered by traffic personnel of the Himamaylan City police in Negros Occidental at about 8:20 a.m. Tuesday.

Reports to the Negros Occidental Police Provincial Office yesterday said that Police Officer Rene Muñez saw the shoulder bag beside the highway of Hacienda Pako in Brgy. Aguisan.

When he opened the bag, he saw a .22 caliber revolver without serial numbers on it.

Muñez turned the gun over to the Himamaylan police and investigation is being made to identify its owner, the police said.

Meanwhile, the members of the NOPPO Firearms Explosives Security and Guards Section confiscated the firearm of a security guard in La Castellana town, Negros Occidental at about 1 p.m. Tuesday.

The team composed of SPO2 Rafael Nisnisan conducted a spot inspection at Hacienda Agueda and recovered the unlicensed .38 caliber revolver service firearm security guard Joerey Esclavia of the Diamond Star Security Agency.

The gun is now in the custody of FESAGS at the NOPPO headquarters.*APN

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