LEGAZPI CITY, Nov. 2, (PNA) -- A riding-in-tandem sprayed bullets on a group of five men, leaving one dead and four seriously wounded predawn Wednesday in Tabaco City, Albay, said an official of the Albay Provincial Police Office (PPO).
Chief Insp. Arthur Gomez, chief of investigation division of Albay PPO, identified the fatality as Joseph B. Borleo, who was heaving a conversation with four companions along a roadside in Purok 4, Barangay San Roque, Tabaco City at 12:20 a.m. when the gunmen struck.
Gomez said the gunmen, who wore black jackets and helmets rode a scooter type motorcycle, arrived at the scene of crime and peppered the five men with bullets for no apparent reason.
Borleo was rushed to the Ziga Memorial District Hospital in Tabaco City but pronounced dead on arrival by attending physicians for multiple gunshot wounds in the body.
His companions,identified as Eddie M. Buela, Christopher B. Pifaño, Jose C. Tuscano and Ronald B. Broso, were brought to the Bicol Regional Training and Teaching Hospital in Legazpi City for treatment of serious injuries in different parts of the body.
Gomez said they were still investigating the possible motive of the crime. (PNA) RMA/GVR/JHALLARE/EBP