BACOLOD. The Escalante City Police Station is trying to connect the murder of money lender, Wilfredo Turno, 50, of Barangay Balintawak on Monday March 28, 2022 to the recent murder of his relative in the city of Toboso. (Photo added)

A MONEY moneylender was shot dead by four unidentified gunmen at Barangay Mabini in Escalante City, Negros Occidental at approximately 2 p.m. on Monday, March 28, 2022.

The death of Wilfredo Turno, 50, of Sitio Bug-as in Barangay Balintawak in the city, took place several days after his relative was also shot dead in the nearby town of Toboso, the chief of the police station of Toboso said. the town of Escalante, Colonel Rocky Desear.

In fact, Turno and his son came from the wake of their slain relative before the attack, Desear said, adding that the suspects were following them from Toboso.

The investigation showed that Turno was riding his motorbike when the four suspects, dressed in black jackets and short pants, overtook the victim’s motorbike on reaching the Sitio Amparo area and shot him several times .

His son, whose name police withheld, said he was also riding his tricycle and following his father when he heard the gunshots and then saw his father fall to the ground.

Unfortunately, Desear said, the victim’s son was unable to identify the gunmen because they were wearing beanies and face masks.

He said they had yet to establish the connection between Turno’s murder and his relative.

Desear pointed out that Turno’s murder was unrelated to his business and that the suspects did not take away his personal belongings.

Seven fired .45 caliber casings were recovered from the crime scene, according to police records.

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