Ex-drug offender shot dead inside computer shop in Bacolod

BACOLOD CITY – A man who was previously jailed for a drug offense was gunned down in a computer shop in Purok Langis, Barangay Banago here on Monday, April 24.

POLICE respond to a shooting incident in a computer shop in Barangay Banago, Bacolod City, on Monday, April 24, in which a released drug offender was killed. (Photo courtesy of Police Station 3)

Vargas said that an unidentified person entered the computer shop and shot Diaz in the chest.

A patron of the computer shop John Divinagracia, 26, of Barangay Mandalagan here, was hit by a stray bullet.

Diaz was declared dead in a hospital while Divinagracia was taken to the Corazon Locsin Montelibano Memorial Regional Hospital here.

Vargas said they are looking into a failed illegal drug transaction as possible motive in the incident since Diaz allegedly had illegal drug debt.

Police said Diaz was released from jail through plea bargaining.

Vargas said they already have a person of interest.