Mango trader shot dead in Digos City, Davao del Sur
DIGOS CITY, Davao del Sur — A mango trader was gunned down early Tuesday, April 11, along the national highway in Barangay Aplaya of this city, adding another incident to the crime wave that hit Davao del Sur in the last two weeks.
Lieutenant Colonel Hamlet Lerios, Digos police chief, identified the victim as Janilo Alferes Mondejar, 46.
Witnesses told investigators that Mondejar was just sitting on a bench of a sari-sari store near his house when two still-unidentified individuals arrived onboard a motorcycle. Suddenly, one of them pulled a handgun and fired at the victim without any provocation.
Mondejar was hit on the left chest and died instantly, the police said.
The attackers, who were wearing helmets and jackets, quickly fled through the General Santos-Davao national highway.
Investigators found one empty shell and one fired slug of a caliber .45 pistol at the crime scene.