By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga
Three individuals were wounded after a man, believed to be drunk, allegedly discharged an improvised shotgun at Barangay Enclaro in Negros Occidental’s Binalbagan town on Thursday morning, January 11.
Police identified the suspect as 41-year-old Rolin Estrella, while the wounded were 51-year-old Analyn Tambongan, 47-year-old Arlene Guarin and 53-year-old Cyrus Tambungan, all residents of the village’s Sitio Tap-ok.
Binalbagan police chief, Major Randy Babor, said Estrella was believed to be inebriated at the time.
Police said residents who were holding a drinking session to celebrate the fiesta, refused to give Estrella a drink.
They allegedly provoked the suspect by making fun of him.
Estrella went home and pulled out an improvised shotgun and allegedly discharged.
Police recovered two live 12 gauge shotgun ammunition, and an empty 12 gauge casing from the crime scene.
Babor said the ammunition used by the suspect was “bird’s eye,” which caused “non-life threatening” wounds.
The victims were rushed to the Binalbagan Infirmary for treatment, while Estrella fled the scene.
Police are conducting a manhunt operation against the suspect./DGB, WDJ