Farmer shot dead

By Glazyl Y. Masculino

BACOLOD City – Police are looking into land dispute or misunderstanding as possible motives behind the killing of a farmer in Barangay Celestino Villacin, Cadiz City, Negros Occidental last Saturday.

The victim was identified as Diosdado Fuentes, 65, of Barangay Colonia Divina, Sagay City.

Police Lieutenant Gina Fernandez, deputy police chief of Cadiz City Police Station, said Fuentes was in his farmland when six gunshots were heard.

Fuentes suffered multiple gunshot wounds and was declared dead on arrival at Sagay City District Hospital.

Fernandez said the incident happened in one of the farthest barangays in Cadiz City.

She said the suspect remains unidentified. Investigation is ongoing.