Bus Driver in North Cotabato Shot

Police are on hot pursuit against two men, one of them shot dead a bus driver in Pikit, North Cotabato Tuesday noon.

Senior Inspector Elias Dandan, Pikit police chief, identified the bus driver as Cesar Obedencia, 50, of Matan-aw, Davao del Sur, driver of Weena Bus Aircondition Bus.

According to Dandan, the bus has just arrived at the Pikit public market from Midsayap, also in North Cotabato.

While the bus driver was waiting for the passengers to board, a man riding on a motorcyle approached the bus from the driver side and opened fire five times.

After the shooting, the suspect tried to escape using his motorcyle which failed to start.The gunman fled on board another motorcycle driven by another man.

Police recovered the getaway vehicle.

Dandan said initial investigation showed that the driver and the suspect had an argument at a bus terminal in Midsayap.The suspect reportedly threatened to get back at driver.

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