By Artemio A. Dumlao
La Trinidad, Benguet (October 9, 2013) – For its second day already, another Abrenian was murdered Tuesday evening which is feared to signal the outbreak of hostilities in Abra ahead of the barangay polls.
At 7:30 Tuesday evening in barangay Cabaroan, Tayum town, 62 year old farmer Crisencio Molina was shot by still unnamed gunmen over a supposed tiff at the irrigation system, police said.
The victim was accordingly irrigating his rice field when he met the two suspects and confronted him. The victim insisted that it was his schedule to water his rice field but the suspects got irked and shot the victim successively.
Four bullets were pumped into the farmer’s body.
Police though insists it was purely a misunderstanding over the irrigation services that prompted the shooting.
Two fired cartridges of caliber 45 were found at the site of the shooting.
Only on Monday afternoon too, another shooting incident occurred in barangay Sagap, Bangued, Abra’s capital town, where 45 year old tricycle driver Elmer Ermino Galera was killed by gunmen while unloading his passengers in the said village.
Police are now hunting down brothers Larry Galera, 37 and Lebert, 31, who accordingly just approached the tricycle driver and shot him in the chest and neck.
Policemen found one fired empty shell for cal. 5.56 and two fired empty shells for cal. 45. ***Artemio A. Dumlao*** (abrenian.com)