Tricycle driver shot dead

By Glazyl Y. Masculino

BACOLOD City – A tricycle driver was gunned down by an unidentified person in Barangay 16 here yesterday.

Police Major Elmer Bonilla, head of Police Station 1, said the victim, whose name has yet to be provided, was sleeping on his rented tricycle parked in the area around 2 a.m., when he was shot.

Bonilla said the victim succumbed to a lone gunshot wound in the head.

Police recovered from the scene a fired bullet of a .380 caliber pistol.

Bonilla said there was no witness in the incident. Thus, police could not tell if the gunman was alone or if he had a companion.

He said the victim was reported to have been previously arrested for a drug offense and was released in 2019 through plea bargaining.

Bonilla said they have no lead yet as to the motive of the incident.