Drug pusher shot dead by riding-in-tandem in Iloilo

By John Fernandez, ABS-CBN News Iloilo

Posted at Nov 06 2012 08:22 PM | Updated as of Nov 07 2012 04:22 AM

ILOILO -- An alleged drug pusher was shot dead by motorcycle-riding gunmen in Barangay Poblacion, Ajuy, Iloilo City on Monday afternoon.

Initial investigation said victim Eddie Alerta, 40, came from Concepcion town and was on his way to Ajuy when two unidentified men shot him.

Alerta sustained multiple gunshot wounds from the incident. He died on the spot.

Police recovered several empty bullet shells from a .45 caliber pistol, dried marijuana leaves and two unidentified tablets at the crime scene.

Authorities believe the victim's connection to illegal drug trade was the reason behind the killing.

Police have yet to identify the suspects.