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Businessman shot in Bacolod less than a week after fatal shooting of Cuadra

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*WARNING: GRAPHIC IMAGES AHEAD*

BACOLOD CITY, Negros Occidental, Philippines – A businessman was shot here in a commercial complex but police have yet to declare if the victim is dead or alive in the hospital more than an hour after he was rushed for treatment.

Police officials cannot even identify the victim yet.

Bystanders and kibitzers look at the slumped figure of the businessman later identified as Roland Tan, owner of an agri supplies shop. | Photo by Banjo Hinolan
Bystanders and kibitzers look at the slumped figure of the businessman later identified as Roland Tan, owner of an agri supplies shop. | Photo by Banjo Hinolan
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“Our investigators have yet to submit an initial report,” local police chief Col. Henry Biñas told DNX.

A splatter of blood from where the victim stood when he was shot. | Photo by Banjo Hinolan
A splatter of blood from where the victim stood when he was shot. | Photo by Banjo Hinolan

Vice-Mayor El Cid Familiaran said the victim was Roland Tan who owns Crown Agri-Trading Corporation that has an agricultural supplies store in Narra Avenue at the Shopping Commercial Complex.

The businessman was shown slumped on the driver's side of the SUV that he was about to board. | Photo by Banjo Hinolan
The businessman was shown slumped on the driver’s side of the SUV that he was about to board. | Photo by Banjo Hinolan

Tan was about to board his SUV when the gunmen shot him. Witnesses near the scene told DNX they heard what sounded like gunshots before they saw Tan slumped on the driver’s side of the SUV.

A crying woman, who was identified by occupants of nearby stalls as a sister of Tan, told the cops that the killers fled eastwards up Narra Avenue.

His shooting came less than a week after the fatal shooting of Gerald Cuadra, son of convicted drug boss Jose Kim who was gunned down on the first day of a downscaled community quarantine here.

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Julius D. Mariveles
Julius D. Mariveles
An amateur cook who has a mean version of humba, the author has recently tried to make mole negra, the Mexican sauce he learned by watching shows of master chef Rick Bayless. A journalist since 19, he has worked in the newsrooms of radio, local papers, and Manila-based news organizations. A stroke survivor, he now serves as executive editor of DNX.

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