By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga
A man was shot dead by two still-unidentified suspects late Wednesday afternoon at a Purok Riverside basketball court in Barangay Montevista, Bacolod City.
Police identified the fatality as Jonathan Dato-on, a resident of the said area.
Bacolod City Police Office (BCPO) spokesperson, Police Senior Inspector Armilyn Vargas, said Dato-on was playing basketball with friends, when he was approached and shot by a gunman described as ‘chinito’ and wearing a yellow t-shirt with jersey shorts.
The gunman then boarded a waiting motorcycle, driven by an individual described to be wearing a jacket, and immediately fled, heading north.
Dato-on’s friends rushed him to the Corazon Locsin Montelibano Memorial Regional Hospital for treatment, but he later succumbed to his wounds.
Vargas added, scene of the crime operatives (SOCO) and Police Station 4 are currently trying to determine the identities of the suspects and their motive./DGB, WDJ