BAGUIO - A farmer was shot dead Thursday by two unidentified men allegedly due to a land dispute in Barangay Sao Atan, Abra.
The victim, Rodolfo Batalon, was shot in the back, according to authorities.
Police Chief Insp. Carolina Lacuata, Cordillera police information officer, said the victim was with his wife when the incident happened.
“Itong biktima at misis niya pumunta sa farm. Itong wife ng victim umalis saglit para sumalok ng tubig. Sabi nitong misis nung umalis siya may narinig na siyang putok, tapos tumakbo siya papunta sa mister niya at nakita na may dalwang lalaki na tumakbo papalayo," she said.
This is the second reported shooting incident in Abra despite the election gun ban.
Last Sunday, a village official was also shot dead by unidentified men.
Abra is on the police's elections watchlist.