Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Man from Macasandig shot, killed in Marawi

CAGAYAN DE ORO JOURNAL (Ben Balce / Sept. 12) – A STILL unidentified man shot and killed a resident of Macasandig, this city, in Marawi on Tuesday.

The victim, Eldie Caingin, 26, was shot thrice in the chest and once in one of the shoulders along Omaira Ave., Marawi City.

Witnesses said Caingin was forced to step down an Iligan-bound public jeepney by the suspect who was armed with caliber .45 pistol. The suspect had posed as a jeepney passenger.

Caingin was rushed to the Amai-Pakpak General Hospital in Marawi where he subsequently died.

Passengers said Caingin was shot in front of them.

Caingin’s elder brother Rustom said he suspected that the gunman had planned the attack.

He said Caingin had received death threats because of his relationship with a woman from Marawi identified only as Jamailah.

Caingin and Jamailah had live together but the woman’s brothers reportedly took the woman by force last year. The men were reportedly armed when they barged into the Caingin’s family house in Macasandig.

To avoid violence, he said Caingin opted to go Manila and stayed there until July.

The victim and Jamailah reportedly continued to communicate with each other.

Once, said Rustom, he overheard Caingin telling Jamailah they should consider breaking up to avoid further trouble.

Rustom said the victim then showed him a text message that read: “ Kung dili ka maako, dili ka maila.”

Vice Mayor Vicente Emano sent acting city police director Antonio Montalba and Macasandig officials to get the remains of Caingin. He also asked the city police to investigate the Caingin case and identify the suspect.

Montalba said investigators were looking into reports that Jamailah’s relatives have owned the killing.

He said Caingin’s mobile phone showed text message that could be used as evidence against suspects.


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