• Gunmen sow dread, deaths in Abra


    LA TRINIDAD, Benguet: Right after a Monday murder, another Abra resident was gunned down on Tuesday evening, fueling fears that the killings kick starts hostilities in Abra to heat up barangay elections.

    At 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday in Ba-rangay Cabaroan, Tayum town, 62-year-old farmer Crisencio Molina was shot dead by still unnamed assailants over a supposed tiff at the irrigation system, police said.

    Molina was irrigating his rice field when the two assailants confronted him. He insisted that it was his turn to divert the flow of irrigation water to his rice field that irked the assailants.

    Four bullets were pumped into the farmer’s body.

    Police though insist it was purely a misunderstanding over irrigation services that prompted the shooting.

    Two fired .45 cartridges were found at the site of the shooting.

    On Monday afternoon, a gun attack occurred in Barangay Sagap, Bangued—Abra’s capital town where 45-year-old tricycle driver Elmer Ermino Galera was killed by gunmen while unloading his passengers in the said village.

    Police are now hunting down brothers Larry Galera, 37 and Lebert, 31, who shot the tricycle driver in the chest and neck.

    Policemen found one fired empty 5.56 shell and two fired empty .45 shells at the crime scene.


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