2 gunned down for stopping card game at wake in Ilocos Sur

TWO men who stopped a card game  at a wake were shot dead in Candon City, Ilocos Sur.

Killed were Ricardo Valdez Jr, 39, a farmer; and Ernesto Valdez Gadut, both residents of Bgy. Allangigan 1st, Candon City.

Police are hunting down Reynaldo Gamata, a mechanic residing in Bgy. Lintic, Banayoyo town, who fled after the shooting.

The suspect, who was then playing “pusoy” at a wake of a relative in Bgy. Cubcuboot, Candon City, got angry when the victims ordered the players to stop playing cards.

A verbal altercation ensued until Gamata suddenly pulled out a gun and shot Valdez and Gadut repeatedly.

Gamata fled after the shooting.

Witnesses rushed the victims to the Candon City Hospital, were Valdez and Gadut were declared dead on arrival.