1 dead, 1 hurt over traffic dispute

Posted at 11/15/12 2:30 PM

MANILA, Philippines -- A man was killed while another was injured after being shot by an armed motorcycle rider over a traffic dispute in Agoncillo, Batangas on Thursday.

Police said the victims, identified as businessmen Domingo Belardo, 40, and Allan Garcia, 36, were on board a cargo jeep when they suddenly had heated arguments with a motorcycle rider along Barangay Mabini.

Initial investigation showed that the suspect left the area for awhile then returned a few minutes with a gun.

The suspect then fired at the two victims and immediately sped away.

Belardo was dead on the spot while Garcia sustained wounds in the hand. Garcia was rushed to Batangas Provincial Hospital for treatment.

Authorities have yet to identify the suspect. -- Report from Arnell Ozaeta, dzMM