TACLOBAN CITY- A 19-year old man was killed while his 16-year old cousin managed to cheat death after a still unidentified suspect shot them in Guiuan town, Eastern Samar on Tuesday night.
Staff Sergeant Relvin Magtibay, officer-on-case of the Guiuan Police Station, said that the 19-year old Leonel Antofina and James Antofina,16, were on board a motorcycle on their way to the downtown area of the town at about 5 pm.
While the two, both residents of Barangay Tagpuro, also of Guiuan, were traversing a national highway located along Brgy. Salug, they heard a gunshot, hitting Leonel, who was driving the motorcycle, on his head which resulted to his death.
The fatality’s cousin was not hurt during the incident.
“According to the witness, they saw the two suspects passing them and he suddenly heard a burst of fire, hitting his cousin,” Magtibay, reached on the phone, said, referring to the 16-year old boy.
The police officer said that they could not get more information from the 16-year old boy who appeared to have been shocked due to the incident.
But Magtibay said that personal grudge is considered to be the motive saying that the two engaged in a fist fight with other group of young men two days ago.
An empty shell of Caliber 45 was recovered by the police authority at the scene of the crime.