A series of shooting incidents hit Davao City since Sunday.
The latest was yesterday, September 4 around 11 in the morning when a security guard of DOLE Stanfilco banana plantation was wounded when attacked by armed men at Sitio Banaraw, Barangay Talandan in Mintal.
The Tugbok Police Station sent a team to the area after hearing gun-shots.
Police identified the victim as John Batawan Corvala who was hit in the leg and back parts of his body. He was immediately rushed to Calinan Hospital and later transferred to Southern Philippines Medical Center (SPMC) for immediate medical treatment and he is now in stable condition.
The police and military jointly conduct operations to get the suspects.
Meanwhile on Mon-day, September 3, a man was shot dead in Sitio Lanitun, Barangay Ma-lamba in Marilog District.
Police identified the victim as Nicky Ladiawan, 28 years old.
Police said based on Ladiawan’s live in partner statements, she heard gunshots. When she verified, she saw Ladiawan being shot by three persons at the basketball court.
After the incident the suspects fled on foot heading towards the direction of Calinan.
The father of the victim chased the suspects but stopped when he saw the suspects’ companion who surfaced from the grassy portion of the road in said place. Police are now investigating the incident.
On Sunday (September 2) night, a person was shot dead by another person who had a grudge on him in Paradise Embak, Paquibato District.
Police identified the victim as Cornelio Torella.
Facts of the incident revealed that Torella walked towards home with his friends from attending a birthday party in said place.
The suspect Jerry Palmerola came from a drinking session with friends while playing billiards.
Torella and Palmerola met along the way when suddenly the latter confronted Torella about an old dispute.
A certain alias Pedio pacified them.
Later in the evening of same day, Torella armed with scythe went to the house of Palmerola with the intention to hack him.
But Palmerola was quick to sense Torella’s plan, thus he immediately got a firearm and shot Torella three times hitting different parts of his body causing his death.
The Davao City Police Office is conducting investigation on the separate shooting and killing incidents. Richy Nalagon