A 49-year old businessman was shot and killed by his drinking companions Monday morning in Barangay Panalingaan, Rizal.
The Philippine National Police identified the victim as Edwin Fabrigas, resident of Sitio Cumahos, Barangay Panalingaan. The suspects, who had escaped following the shooting, were identified as Melchor Tabon and Joel Bacero, also both local residents.
PSI Ric Ramos, information officer of Palawan Provincial Police Office told Palawan News the three men had been drinking until the early morning of Monday when an apparent altercation between them took place. He said the two chased the victim, with one of them carrying a shotgun, who ran and hid inside the house of couple Florante and Anabelle Agoilo.
Ramos said the suspects followed the victim inside the house and shot him dead while he was hiding under a dining table.
“Sa loob ng bahay napatay itong victim, tumakbo siya at nagtago sa loob ng bahay, sa ilalim ng mesa, ngunit naabutan ng mga suspects,” PSI Ramos told Palawan News.