By JOEY P. NACALABAN,
and NITZ ARANCON
A 49-year-old collector died instantly when an unknown gunman shot him at closed range, police said.
Senior Insp. Dennis Quiranda, station commander of Police Precinct 4 , identified the victim as Ruben Estrada, who hails from Kinoguitan, Misamis Oriental but was residing at Valenzuela street, Agora road, Lapasan, this city.
Estrada was working in a hardware as a collector.
Police investigators are considering several angles as to the motives of the killing which includes a love triangle, a personal grudge, and money matters.
It was learned that prior to the incident, the victim was busy talking to a female friend, a certain Jingjing, along the road in Agora, Lapasan on Tuesday.
Suddenly, the suspects in tandem a motorcycle arrived, came closer to the victim, pulled out a gun and shot Estrada once to the head.
After the incident the suspects hurriedly left the area leaving the victim bathing with his own blood.
Bystanders rushed the victim to the Northern Mindanao Medical Center but physicians declared Estrada dead by 1:00 am yesterday.
Responding police investigators from police station 4 found a deposit slip from the victim’s pocket.
The bank document showed that Estrada deposited, in a separate occasions, a total of P100,000 on Tuesday. Police refused to reveal the name to whom the victim sent the money since investigation is still ongoing.