|Red Cactus Resto Bar, in front of Villa Caceres Hotel along Magsaysay Avenue, Naga City|
Photo by Oscar Esmenda/BICOLSTANDARD.COM
Police said the victim, Myra Reyes Enaje, 36 years old, was at Red Cactus Resto Bar when she was shot in the face at around 9:40 p.m.
Enaje, of Burce Apartment, Topaz St., Liboton was drinking with a female friend when a man approached her at Table 24 of said establishment.
Enaje and the man, identified as Rolando Rolda, moved to Table 26, the security guard of Red Cactus said.
Rolda is the punong barangay of Paulog, Ligao City, SPO1 Ford Brillante told BICOL STANDARD.
The two were talking when he drew out a caliber .45 pistol and fired at the right side of the victim’s face.
The suspect fled the scene and boarded his vehicle, a white car with plate number TSI 300, the guard added.
He was headed to the direction of the Rotonda, according to the guard.
Meanwhile, the victim was rushed to the Bicol Medical Center for treatment before being transferred to Mother Seton Hospital.
He is a local businessman engaged in copra trading.
PSI Andalis, PO3 Buenconsejo, P02 Mariscal, PO2 Villanueva, PO1 Chavez and PO1 Sena of the Naga City Police Office who responded to the incident are eyeing jealousy as the motive.
The guard said that some were even unable to pay for their meals.
The shooting happened a few minutes after actress Nora Aunor left the bar with several friends, he added.
Red Cactus Resto Bar is some 150 meters from the vicinity of another gimmick spot, where an altercation that led to the stabbing of four people happened less than a week ago.
Last Monday, PNP Naga OIC City Director Narciso Damaso Domingo announced that security will be tightened in the gimmick strip to address the recent spate of violence.—Reports by Boyet Paderes and Oscar Esmenda, BICOLSTANDARD.COM
UPDATE: Police on lookout for Red Cactus shooting suspect