Ecija trader gunned down

August 26, 2019

CABANATUAN CITY – A local businessman was gunned down in cold blood by two unidentified motorcycle-riding assassins here on Sunday afternoon.

City police head Lt. Col. Ponciano Zafra said the slain victim identified as Bartolome Bustamante, 51, of Purok 6, Bgy. Bagong Sikat, this city, was shot repeatedly by the suspects in Purok 2, Bgy. Bakero at 4:30 p.m.

He said the two suspects who were on board a red/black Kawasaki Bajaj motorcycle immediately fled towards the east direction after the shooting.

Zafra described the back rider as wearing camouflage jacket, short pants and slippers while his driver was donning a red sweater, short pants and slippers with both their faces covered with t-shirts.

Zafra said they are still investigating the motive behind the killing.