By Jennifer P. Rendon
A forklift operator did not survive after he was repeatedly shot evening of Oct. 5 at Alimodian, Iloilo.
Carlo Alleta, 44, a resident of Barrio Obrero, Lapuz, Iloilo City was peppered with bullets by still unidentified gunmen at Barangay Bancal, a village just around 3 kilometers from the town proper.
The incident happened around 9:58 p.m. but police received the report around 10:15 p.m.
Captain Chrysler John Ledesma, Alimodian police chief, said police proceeded to the area and saw the bloodied victim lying on the ground.
Police personnel immediately brought him to Aleosan District Hospital.
However, he was pronounced dead at 10:50 p.m.
Alleta sustained injuries on his head, back of the body, and chest.
Investigation showed the victim came from Iloilo City and drove by himself.
Ledesma said he could have parked his vehicle by the roadside when he was peppered with bullets.
“There’s a possibility that he knew the gunmen,” he said.
Police theorized that there could have been two suspects since the bullets used in killing the victim came from two firearms – a caliber .45 pistol and a .9mm pistol.
Ledesma said they’re still investigating why the victim traveled to Alimodian by himself during the night.
But Ledesma’s sister theorized that a love triangle could have triggered the incident.
She said they have repeatedly warned Alleta of his relationship with an unnamed woman in Alimodian.
This affair allegedly sparked a fight between him and his wife.
She claimed that the victim was involved in the illegal drug trade after he was caught selling marijuana several years ago.