Farmer shot dead in Ilocos

Kim Lorenzo, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Nov 23 2016 07:23 PM

Photo courtesy of SOCO-Ilocos Norte

PAOAY, ILOCOS NORTE – The body of a 60-year-old farmer was found in the backyard of his house in Barangay Surgui, Paoay on Tuesday.

The farmer was identified as Benedicto Taroma.

"Sabi nun misis ng biktima, nakita na lamang yun asawa niya na nakadapa sa likod ng bahay nila at nang lapitan niya duguan yun damit," police said.

Authorities are still investigating the case. 

They believe that the incident happened on Monday.

"Wala pa tayong motive at kung sino ang suspect pero posibleng kahapon pa ito binaril at tinaong walang kasama ang biktima sa bahay dahil nga mayroong pinuntahan na isang okasiyon ang pamilya niya," police said.

Six empty shells of a caliber .45 gun were recovered from the crime scene.

The family is still clueless about a possible motive.