Trike driver slain in Placer, Masbate

PLACER, MASBATE – Police authorities are still conducting their investigation regarding the motive behind the death of a pedicab driver here.

The slain victim was identified as Raul Catampatan y Mandawe, 39 years old and a resident of Sitio Banal, Barangay Villa-Inocencio, this town.

The initial investigation reveals that Catampatan was driving his tricycle when his passenger, who remains to be unidentified, ordered him to stop in a secluded place in the same barangay.

A little later, several gun shots were fired upon the victim, which caused his instantaneous death.

At press time, the identity of the suspect could not yet be ascertained.

The investigators said Catampat suffered ten gunshot wounds that penetrated different parts of his body.

Police operatives are still looking for additional evidence that could help them identify the assailant.—BICOLSTANDARD.COM

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