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HomeCrimeHighway gunslay baffles police as man zapped to death at cousin's house

Highway gunslay baffles police as man zapped to death at cousin’s house

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BACOLOD CITY, Negros Occidental, Philippines – Killers struck anew in the northern Negros Occidental town of Calatrava after a pair of satellite television installers were attacked on a coastal highway, with one them dying in a hospital and the wounding of another Sunday, 2 October 2022.

A day before, 1 October 2022, down in Ilog town, a construction worker was zapped to death after touching live power wires on the door of his cousin whom he had an argument with.

Calatrava police chief, Major Lumyaem Lidawan, tells DNX they are still zeroing in on the attack on Jerald Bulanon, 35, and Elmer Cueva, 45 who were on their way home to Escalante City when they were met on the highway in the village of Calampisawan by a pair of men riding a motorcycle.

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One of the two men drew a gun and started firing at Bulanon and Cueva who were also riding a motorcycle.

The Escalante residents went down from their motorcycle and fled on foot but were chased by the killers who continued to shoot at them.

The two were later rushed to the town hospital where doctors declared Cueva dead upon arrival while Bulanon had only one gunshot wound on the left arm.

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Lidawan said the two victims had just installed a satellite TV connection in one of the homes in Ilaya village when they were attacked.

In Ilog town, Joebert Varon, 38, was reported by his brother to have died at the health center.

Town police chief, Captain Thurslie Castillo, told DNX, however, that the family of Varon are not interested in filing a case against Andy Varon, a cousin of the dead.

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The police report said Joebert, believed to under the influence of alcohol, created a scene outside Andy’s house and was zapped when he tried to get inside his cousin’s house, Castillo added.

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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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