By Liezle Basa Iñigo
A 31-year-old municipal government employee of Quezon, Isabela was shot dead by a still unidentified gunman while the victim was sitting at a waiting shed on the national highway in Barangay Samonte last Tuesday.
Senior Police Officer 1 Waltson G. Malayao of the municipal police station identified the victim as Al Geroni Padilla, single and a resident of Barangay Arellano in Quezon.
Investigation showed that Padilla was waiting for his other companions as they were supposed to go biking at 4:50 p.m., when a motorcycle stopped right in front of him.
SPO1 Malayao said the back-rider suddenly pulled out a handgun and shot Padilla repeatedly until he fell dead on the ground.
He said their investigation into the case showed that one possible motive in the victim’s killing is his alleged illicit affair with a married woman.