A trusted aide of Special Assistant to the President (SAP) Chris-topher Lawrence “Bong” Go is in comatose at the San Pedro Hospital due to a gunshot wound on the head.
The shooting incident occurred inside the Office of SAP (OSAP) in Obrero at around 11 a.m., Tuesday.
Police Chief Inspector Michael Uyanguren, station commander of the Sta. Ana Police Station identified the victim as Leo Angelo Apara, 38. He is a government employee assigned at OSAP and a resident of Matina, Gravahan.
Uyanguren has yet to issue a statement on the incident pending ongoing investigation.
Go confirmed Apara is one of his staff entrusted of giving aid to those needing medical help and other assistance of the govern-ment.
“We are saddened with the recent events that happened involving Mr. Leo Apara who is one of our staff members at the Office of the Special Assistant to the President (OSAP) in Davao City,” Go said in a statement.
Go begged off to make any further comments while the police investigation is on-going.
Based on the police investigation and statement of another OSAP staff, Lourdes Avenido Gonzales, 43 of Bandera, Mintal, Apara was seen going inside the stockroom of the office. After a few minutes, a gunshot was heard prompting other staff members to verify and found a bloodied Apara slumped on the boxes.
Police initial investigation said the live-in partner of Apara who was also in the office and colleagues did not notice Apara was having a problem or conflict with anybody.
“Naa man ang live in partner sa victim that time sa office, pero nigawas lang ni, then didto na nahitabo,” Uyanguren said.
The Scene of the Crime Operatives (SOCO) led by Chief Insp. Armando Gallego conducted a parallel investigation and took from the crime scene a .38 revolver loaded with four live ammunitions and one spent cartridge and one fired bullet. Ayan C. Mellejor and Richy Nalagon