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  • Writer's pictureMenchie Kinao

46-yr.-old construction worker shot dead in San Juan, Abra

Updated: Mar 5

Abra, Philippines – Ten children in San Juan, Abra, are now fatherless following a shooting incident that killed a 46-year-old construction worker.

Punong Barangay Joseph Timbreza informed it has been a long time since such an incident happened in the village.

The victim, Fred Siagan, on board his motorcycle was on his way home to Barangay Abualan, San Juan from his workplace in Bayaan village, Dolores when he was shot several times by a still unidentified suspect, the police through Abra TV said.

The incident, accordingly, occurred along Sitio Maliag, Abualan past 6 p.m. on Thursday, March 02.

A teacher who passed by the area saw Siagan lying on the ground and immediately called for rescue, assuming the man was a victim of a motorcycle accident. However, when authorities arrived, they came to know that he sustained gunshot wounds.

“Sinurut da isuna ti likod ta idiay ngatu, diay kalsada gamin is pababa, idiay flat space nga kinwa da isuna ket naipakwa idiay baba ta ti naalaan ti basyo, idiay ngato, isuna manu nga meters away from basyo,” relayed the Acting Chief of Police of San Jaun Municipal Station, PCapt. Rebecca Bilog.

Siagan was rushed to the hospital but was declared dead on arrival.

The grieving Siagan family is crying for justice over the death of the pillar of their home.

“Awan ti ammuk nga gapu na ta awan met ti kaso na ditoy. Nu agriri kami man, dakami lang nga pamilya, awan met ti kinariri na nga pulus nga taga-ditoy, ammu ni kapitan… barkada na amin, naasideg suna ti tattao,” the victim’s wife, Jeannet, expressed.

Timbreza seconded the statement saying, “awan ti ammuk ta nasingpet met. Ti lang record na ti barangay ket gapu ti family problem, gagangay ti agasawa adda met han da pagkikinnaawatan nu dadduma.”

The police are now calling for anyone who might have information regarding the incident to come forward and help with the establishment of the motive and suspect’s identity.

Based on the recovered shell at the scene, the suspect used a caliber .45 pistol.


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