Love triangle eyed in shooting incident

A man was shot to death in Barangay Molobolo, Cauayan, Negros Occidental Wednesday due to a possible love triangle. (Photo courtesy of Negros Occidental Police Provincial Office)

By Glazyl Y. Masculino

BACOLOD City – Police are eyeing love triangle and jealousy as possible motives behind the death of a man who was shot in front of a sari-sari store at Purok 2, Barangay Molobolo, Cauayan, Negros Occidental last Wednesday.

Killed was Risty Orbisayan, 46, of the said village.

The incident also wounded Freddie Etabag, 47, of the said barangay.

Police Lieutenant Colonel Norberto Barniso, town police chief, said Orbisayan and Etabag were sitting in front of a sari-sari store when four unidentified men arrived and one of them suddenly shot the victims.

Barniso said the perpetrators targeted Orbisayan as he was shot (at close range) in the head, while Etabag was hit by stray bullets as he was beside Orbisayan.

Etabag is confined in a hospital after suffering two gunshot wounds, while Orbisayan was declared dead on arrival.

Barniso said they are looking into the case as a crime of passion, considering the alleged issue of third party between Orbisayan and his wife.

But they did not elaborate on the angle.