Two die as unidentified gunmen open fire on drinking session in Cagayan town

Published June 28, 2022, 11:55 AM

by Liezle Basa Iñigo

STA TERESITA, Cagayan — Two died when unidentified gunmen opened fire on a drinking session in Zone 1, Brgy. Alucao in this town at around 7:40 p.m. on Monday, June 27.

Cagayan Police Provincial Office identified the victims as Arnel Gander Gallardo 42, a resident of Brgy. San Lorenzo, Buguey, and Wilfredo Tagata Padua Jr, 37, of Zone 1, Brgy. Alucao, Sta Teresita, Cagayan.

Based on the initial investigation, the victims, together with four others, were having a drinking spree at their dining area.

Suddenly, a white hatchback sedan parked in front of the house.

Three occupants of the car immediately approached the house even as the dogs were barking at them. One of the suspects opened the door leading to the dining area.

At this instance, the suspects without any provocation opened fire using unknown caliber at the drinking session, causing instantaneous death of the two victims.

The others in the drinking session managed to scamper away in different directions.

Personnel of Sta. Teresita Police immediately cordoned the area and requested the assistance of the Cagayan Provincial Forensic Unit (CPFU), Centro, Lallo, Cagayan to process the crime scene.