By J. Jala | 02:46 PM July 31, 2020

A hog trader was shot dead by riding in-tandem gunmen in Clarin town on Friday morning, July 31, 2020.

The victim was identified as Benedicto Polinga, 53, a resident of Barangay Pandan in Tubigon town.

Clarin Police Staff Sergeant Bomer Garciano of Clarin Police Station said the incident happened at 6:45 a. m.

Garciano said the victim was riding his motorcycle going to Sagbayan town when gunmen shit him several times when he arrived in Barangay Caboy in Clarin.

Three .45 caliber shells and a live ammunition were recovered in the area.

Garciano said the suspects seized P35,000 cash and a gold ring.

After the incident, the victim was rescued and taken to the nearest hospital and was soon transferred to Gov. Celestino Gallares Memorial Hospital in Tagbilaran but he later died.

Police are still investigating the shooting incident.

By Bohol Island News

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