Bacolod shooting incidents alarming – Vice Mayor

BACOLOD CITY–The beheading of a victim and the subsequent discovery of a head five kilometers away has caused fear and alarm in this capital city of Negros Occidental.

Bacolod City Vice Mayor El Cid Familiaran called the incident “alarming and a big challenge to the Bacolod City Police Office (BCPO).”

On Tuesday evening, August 31, a headless body and the severed head of a man were found in separate areas in Bacolod City while a policeman was killed by unidentified motorcycle-riding assailants the previous Sunday.

Familiaran called on the BCPO to do their part in solving the killings so that “the families of the victims will get justice, and we will have peace of mind”.

Bacolod City Vice Mayor El Cid Familiaran/iNEWS

In response to this, Col. Manuel Placido, city police director, said investigations are already well underway.

The headless body of the still-unidentified man was dumped along Rosario Street, Brgy. 38, Bacolod City; his severed head was found in Purok Sigay, Brgy. 2, also in the city.

Earlier, on August 29, Staff Sgt. Joseph Nepomuceno, 37, a member of the City Drug Enforcement Unit, and resident of Brgy. 14, Bacolod City, was shot to death by two unknown motorcycle-riding assailants on the same street in Brgy. 38 where the beheaded victim’s corpse was spotted.

Familiaran said the BCPO should intensify their visibility with the help of the local force multipliers and watchmen. He also encouraged the installation of security cameras to deter crime.

“We also need the cooperation of witnesses,” he remarked, adding, “The city already has several shooting incidents that remain unsolved without any suspects identified.”

Philippine National Police Chief General Guillermo Eleazar earlier ordered the BCPO and the Police Regional Office (PRO)-Western Visayas to look into the killing of Nepomuceno. (Eugene Y. Adiong/iNEWS-Bacolod/Negros Bureau)

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