Safety officer shoots dead boy, 14 in Lagawe concert

>> Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Buck hoe operator buried alive 

LAGAWE, Ifugao – A concert turned to mayhem here Wednesday night when a 14-year-old boy was reportedly shot dead in the head for still undisclosed reasons  by a member of this capital town’s public order and safety committee.
 Police investigation revealed the incident happened around 10:20 p.m. at Lagawe Central School open gymnasium.
The victim was identified as Ethan Ryo Anselmo Sia of Yakal St., Poblacion North, Lagawe, Ifugao while the suspect was named as Michael Liobon Dinamling, 45, married, of Dullagan, Poblacion North.
Investigation disclosed while the concert-for-a-cause was in progress, a gunshot was heard and the victim seated at the left side of the gym was hit on his head causing him to become unconscious.
The victim was immediately brought by responding cops to Natuwolan Clinic here at Cudog as Dinamling was arrested.
Confiscated from the suspect by concerned civilians and turned over to police was Cal .38 revolver loaded with four bullets and one fired cartridge case.
The victim suffered a gunshot wound on the right side of his head and was declared dead on arrival by the attending physician at said clinic.
Case was still under investigation at press time.
Meanwhile, in Mayoyao town, a buck hoe operator was buried along with his heavy machinery by landslide here midday Wednesday
but survived to tell the tale.
Police said the incident happened along the national road in front of Denver Abagan’s residence at Sitio Bulhe, Barangay Mapawoy where a road widening project was ongoing under Alpha-Alpha Construction.
Buck hoe operator Jonathan Santiago Gallad of Purok 4, Baretbet, Bagabag, Nueva Vizcaya said after clearing the road, he was about to park the heavy machinery when a huge landslide suddenly occurred.
The operator was buried by the debris but was immediately rescued by his co-workers and other concerned citizens and was brought to Mayoyao District Hospital by police and disaster personnel.

The victim incurred minor injuries on his right knee and ankle.  The weather during the incident was sunny.


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