TWO men who stopped a card game at a wake were shot dead in Candon City, Ilocos Sur.
Killed were Ricardo Valdez Jr, 39, a farmer; and Ernesto Valdez Gadut, both residents of Bgy. Allangigan 1st, Candon City.
Police are hunting down Reynaldo Gamata, a mechanic residing in Bgy. Lintic, Banayoyo town, who fled after the shooting.
The suspect, who was then playing “pusoy” at a wake of a relative in Bgy. Cubcuboot, Candon City, got angry when the victims ordered the players to stop playing cards.
A verbal altercation ensued until Gamata suddenly pulled out a gun and shot Valdez and Gadut repeatedly.
Gamata fled after the shooting.
Witnesses rushed the victims to the Candon City Hospital, were Valdez and Gadut were declared dead on arrival.