Farmer shot dead in Calatrava

A 43-year-old farmer was shot dead in Barangay Hilub-ang, Calatrava, Negros Occidental, Thursday. (Photo courtesy of Calatrava Municipal Police Station)

By Glazyl Y. Masculino

BACOLOD CITY – Police are withholding possible motives as they continue to investigate the killing of a farmer at Sitio Sangay, Barangay Hilub-ang, Calatrava, Negros Occidental, last Thursday.

The victim was identified as 43-year-old Jigger Barotolo.

Police Major Wilfredo Benoman Jr., town police chief, said the victim was on his way home to pasture his carabao when he was shot by two unidentified persons.

The victim suffered gunshot wounds to the chest, right elbow, left leg, and waist. He was rushed to Calatrava Municipal Hospital but was declared dead.

Benoman said no fired bullets were recovered from the crime scene, but they suspect that a .38 caliber revolver or an improvised homemade shotgun was used by the perpetrators.

He noted that the victim had no prior police record, but had previously been complained about in the barangay for his behavior when drunk.

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