SORSOGON CITY, 04Sept2013 – A member of Sorsogon police force was shot dead, Wednesday around 9:30 in the morning at Barangay Sampaloc, East District this city.
Police authorities identified the victim as PO3 Jingle ‘Bong’ Escalante, member of Castilla PNP. In an initial investigation, the victim was shot by unidentified suspect and suffered several gunshot wounds. Investigators recovered 4 empty shells from caliber 45 at the place of incident.
Witnessess who requested anonymity said that Escalante was shot at close range near the doorway of a friend house by a lone assailant. He was shot three times in the head. “An primero na putok sa ulo an tama ni Bong, binadil ulit habang nakabulagta” (The first shot hit Bong in the head, while down, he was shot again). The assailant wearing a helmet escapes using the motorcycle of the victim.
The victim was immediately rushed to hospital but was pronounced dead on arrival by attending physician. Police are still conducting investigation and looking for the motive of the killing. [BicolToday.com]