Man killed while playing ‘tong-its’

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Thursday, April 18, 2013

CEBU CITY -- A 27-year-old man was killed while he was playing “tong-its,” a card game, in Sitio Hawod Bulacao, Talisay City, early Thursday, police reported.

Talisay City Police Station named the victim as John Dave Oyon-oyon, married, and a resident of Sitio Hollow Block, Lagtang, Talisay City.

Initial investigation revealed that Oyon-oyon was playing “tong-its” near Celso Cabellon’s store when an unknown suspect shot him several times.

According to the witnesses, the suspect was described as about five feet in height, small built, skinny, wearing red-colored shirt, who immediately left the crime scene after shooting the victim.

The victim was declared dead by the Christa Hermosa of Talisay Response Emergency Action Team (Treat).

Police authorities recovered from the crime scene one empty shell of 9mm caliber.

Police authorities said they have yet to identify the motive of the shooting, while an investigation is underway to identify the suspect. (Andres Awing, MSU-Intern/Sunnex)

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