‘Kristo’ shot dead in Ecija

January 28, 2020

GUIMBA, Nueva Ecija — A 35-year-old cockpit bet-taker (kristo) was gunned down in cold blood by two unidentified motorcycle-riding men who initially posed as buyers of fighting cocks before perpetrating the attack on Monday morning here.

Police Major Ariel Enriquez, provincial information officer identified the slain “kristo” as Jayson Cinense, of Bgy. Sta. Cruz, this town.

Police said the gun attack transpired in Bgy. Maturanoc at 7 a.m. and was staged by two men riding a blue Kawasaki Bajaj motorcycle clad in black and rainbow-colored jackets and short pants with head gears.

Prior to the shooting, the two suspects came looking for the victim to allegedly buy two fighting cocks from him.

When the victim came outside to show the duo the two live cocks he was selling, one of the suspects suddenly whipped out a gun tucked in his waist and shot him several times in different parts of the body.

The two motorcycle-riding suspects then hurriedly fled towards an unknown direction while the victim was rushed to the Guimba General Hospital where he expired 30 minutes later.

Police recovered seven spent shells for cal.9mm pistol at the crime scene.

Police are still clueless about the motive behind the killing and the identities of the suspects.