A bus driver was shot dead by a man he had argued with around 9 p.m. Thursday at the bus stop in Malagamot, Panacan.
Sasa Police Station Commander Noel Villahermosa identified the victim as Louie Modelo Ybanez, 34, a bus driver from Carmen, Davao Del Norte.
The bus conductor, Oscar Mesurado Mates, said that prior to the incident he and the victim were on board in a Bachelor bus from the Ecoland terminal heading to Sto. Tomas, Davao Del Norte.
And then while traversing the Panacan public market, a red motorcycle ahead of them made a zigzag, so the bus driver made a warning by blowing his horn.
The suspect got angry and continued to follow them until they reached the bus stop in Malagamot, during which the obviously irritated suspect went up to the bus and tried to grab the driver from his seat.
But when Ybanez stood up, the suspect pulled out a gun and shot him in his stomach.
The suspect then fled north. The victim was rushed to the hospital but was declared dead on arrival.
“Murag road rage to siya na insidente,” Villahermosa said.
A manhunt has been launched against Ybanez’s killer. Richy Nalagon