BY DOMINIQUE GABRIEL BAÑAGA
The Bacolod City Police Office (BCPO) revealed yesterday they have recorded a total of 12 shooting incidents in the city since January of this year.
Police Lt. Maria Liberty Indiape, BCPO spokesperson, said of the 12 cases recorded, they have only solved four cases, while the remaining eight remain unsolved.
Eight of the cases were murder, two are homicides, and two are physical injuries.
The latest shooting incident in the list involved an incident last Saturday night, wherein a woman was shot dead by riding-in-tandem suspects near a popular shopping mall located at the South Capitol Road.
The other incident involved the uncle of a notorious Epogon robbery/hold-up group member who was shot dead by unidentified gunmen inside his home in the city’s Barangay Cabug.
The Metro Bacolod Chamber of Commerce and Industry had already expressed its concern over the recent shooting incidents in the city and are urging for action.
BCPO director Police Colonel Manuel Placido had already ordered to increase police visibility in the city following the incidents to help prevent such incidents from happening./DGB, WDJ