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Couple gunned down in Kidapawan

By: Malu Cadelina Manar

KIDAPAWAN CITY – A couple was found dead on the highway here yesterday morning, police said.

Kidapawan police director Supt. Leo Ajero identified the victims as Danilo Solis, 46, of Barangay Del Carmen, President Roxas, North Cotabato, and Jennylyn Bascon, 42, of Barangay Mua-an, this city. Both sustained bullet wounds in their heads and back.

Reports reaching Ajero said the victims were on their way to Barangay Poblacion onboard a motorcycle when they were gunned down by still unidentified gunmen riding motorcycles on the highway in Barangay Birada.

Ajero said the suspects first fired at Bascon the backrider in the head and landed on the road. Solis fled but was pursued by the suspects and shot in the head and back. Both victims died on the spot.

The bodies of the victims were found by bystanders three hours later, Ajero said.

Police are determining the motive behind the killing and identifying the suspects.

“We’re looking at love triangle as the closest motive because both were married. However, we don’t stop there our investigations. There could be other reasons why they were silenced that we have to investigate further,” said Ajero.

The killing of Solis and Bascon was the fourth and fifth shooting incidents in this city since May this year.