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One killed in shootout

A man was killed in a shootout at an establishment in Brgy. Mandalagan, Bacolod City, Saturday that the police said could have been triggered by old grudges.

Station 3 chief Sr.Insp. Conrado Rances III identified the victim as Lauro Delgado, alias Onyot, of Brgy. Alicante in EB Magalona town, Negros Occidental.

Delgado sustained multiple gunshot wounds with the fatal ones in his head and chest. He was rushed to the Pablo O. Torre Memorial Hospital but was declared dead on arrival, Rances said.

Investigation showed that Delgado arrived at the mini-bar of the Kimas Pensione house in Brgy. Mandalagan, with an unidentified woman after 5 p.m. Saturday and met one of the suspects there.

The woman later left Delgado and the suspect talking to each other. Minutes later, the two started arguing and that eventually led to the shootout, Rances said.

The suspect, who is believed to have used a .9-milimeter pistol, shot Delgado, who shot back with .45 caliber pistol, however, being already seriously injured, he fell to the floor, Rances said.

When Delgado was on the floor, the suspect’s companion came back, took Delgado’s gun and shot him on the head before leaving.

Witnesses said that the two suspects, had another companion who drove the Rusi motorcycle they used to get away.

Meanwhile, Jeo Josel Daza, 20 of Menlo Subdivision in Talisay City, Negros Occidentalwas stabbed, allegedly by Mark Lester Chaves, 24, of Brgy. Estefania, Bacolod at the Bacolod Art District at Lacson Street, after 12 a.m. yesterday.

Chaves was later arrested by Station 3 policemen and recovered from him was a 4-inch long bladed weapon, police records show.

Initial investigation, showed that Chavez and Daza had fought several years ago and that could have triggered the incident, Rances said.*APN

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