Man dies, another injured in “drug-related” shooting inside Cebu City Chinese cemetery

By: Mae Fhel Gom-os, Paul Lauro - CDN Digital Correspondent, CDN Digital Multi-Media Reporter | June 16,2021 - 08:59 PM

The injured victim of a shooting incident inside the Cebu City Chinese Cemetery is now being treated at the Cebu City Medical Center. | Contributed photo

CEBU CITY, Philippines — A man was killed while another one was injured in an alleged drug-related shooting incident on Wednesday morning, June 16, inside the Cebu Chinese Cemetery in Barangay Carreta, Cebu City.

Police Major Francis Renz Talosig, chief of the Mabolo Police Station, said the slain man remains unidentified as of this posting.

Talosig said the victim who is around 30 years old, was believed to be a resident of Barangay Hipodromo. He was declared dead on the spot by the responding personnel from the Cebu City Emergency Services (CCEMS).

The victim, Talosig said, sustained two gunshot wounds to the head.

The wounded victim, on the other hand, was identified as Richard Tunacao, a resident of LUDO cemetery which is located beside the Chinese cemetery.

Tunacao was immediately rushed to the Cebu City Medical Center (CCMC) for treatment.

The dead victim remained unidentified as of this posting. | Contributed photo

Initial investigation revealed that the chief tanod of the said barangay heard several bursts of gunfire not far from where they were stationed with his team.

When they inspected the area, they found the lifeless body of the unidentified man, and Tunacao, who was crying for help.

Recovered from the crime scene were four empty shells believed to be from a caliber .45 pistol which will be subjected for further examination.

Talosig disclosed that Tunacao was able to identify a certain Manuel Ylaya as the one who shot them.

Residents in the barangay said that both the victims and Ylaya were known drug personalities in the area.  /rcg

Subscribe to our regional newsletter

By providing an email address. I agree to the Terms of Use and acknowledge that I have read the Privacy Policy.
Read Next

Disclaimer: The comments uploaded on this site do not necessarily represent or reflect the views of management and owner of Cebudailynews. We reserve the right to exclude comments that we deem to be inconsistent with our editorial standards.

TAGS: Cebu City Chinese cemetery, cemetery shooting, drug-related shooting, Mabolo Police Station, Police Major Francis Renz Talosig

Subscribe to our regional newsletter

By providing an email address. I agree to the Terms of Use and
acknowledge that I have read the Privacy Policy.

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.