Security guard shot dead

By Glazyl Y. Masculino

BACOLOD City – Police are looking into work-related reasons as a possible motive in the killing of a security guard in Barangay Taculing here last Tuesday.

The victim was identified as Joserey Jaranilla, 51, of the said village.

Police Captain Dax Santillan, head of Police Station 6, said Jaranilla was walking home when he was allegedly tailed by a sports utility vehicle (SUV) around 8 p.m.

The car then came near him and unidentified persons repeatedly shot him before fleeing.

Santillan said the victim suffered multiple gunshot wounds in the body and head. He was declared dead on arrival at a hospital.

Police recovered from the scene fired bullets of .9mm caliber and .45 caliber ammunition.

Santillan said the victim received threats through calls and texts related to his work last December, based on the statement of his wife. However, Santillan said the victim had deleted the text messages on his cellular phone.

Santillan said they have persons of interest but they are still investigating to establish their possible involvement in the incident. He added that they have limited information for now.