By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga
The home owned by a local radio broadcaster was fired at by unidentified motorcycle-riding gunmen late Wednesday evening at the Carmela Valley Homes Subdivision in Talisay City, Negros Occidental.
Police identified the victim as Reynaldo Siason, radio anchor for MUEWS Radio and a former Negros Press Club president.
Based on an official report issued by the Talisay City Police Station, they received a phone call around 10:30 p.m. from a certain Nel Vingzon claiming to have heard three gunshots near Siason’s house.
Police immediately proceeded to the area, where they were met by Siason.
According to Siason, around 10:20 p.m., he was on his way home after his radio program and had dinner with two friends. He then received a phone call from his daughter, who she said heard gunshots outside their residence, prompting Siason to rush home.
Although no one was hurt in the incident, the radio personality said his family has been “deeply traumatized” by the incident.
He noted, prior to the shooting at his residence, around Tuesday night, another broadcaster, Bambi Yngson, was almost hit by two men aboard a motorcycle.
Siason also went live on social media documenting the investigation, where a total seven bullet fragments and an empty .45 caliber shell were recovered.
Bullet holes were also seen on the second floor.
Talisay City police interviewed several witnesses, where it was revealed the suspects fled north on their motorcycles after the shooting.
Police continue to investigate the incident./DGB, WDJ