Father of Dr. Yumol shot dead in Basilan

The father of Dr. Chao-Tiao Yumol, the shooter at the Ateneo de Manila University, was fatally shot on Friday, according to the police in Lamitan City, Basilan.

Police Lieutenant Colonel Tadzhabel Managola, the head of the Lamitan City Police, identified the victim as retired officer Rolando Yumol during an interview with Dobol B TV.

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Managola claimed that Yumol had four bullet wounds to his back and was pronounced dead when he arrived at the hospital.

Initial investigations revealed that two males riding a motorcycle and firing a.45 caliber pistol at the victim at 6:55 in the morning.

“Sa ngayon under investigation pa ang kaso. Ongoing pa, naghahanap kami ng impormasyon at kung sino makapagbibigay ng impormasyon sa amin (The case is still under investigation, we are still collecting information],” said Managola.

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He further stated that no person of interest in the incident had been identified.

The Philippine National Police (PNP) has stated that it is “speculative” to connect the death of Dr. Yumol’s father to the shooting that occurred on the Ateneo campus in Quezon City on July 24.

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Father of Dr. Yumol in Basilan

“So far, it is speculative to assume its direct relation to the shooting incident that happened last Sunday at the Ateneo de Manila University,” said PNP Public Information Office chief Police Brigadier General Roderick Augustus Alba.

The shooting on the Ateneo campus on July 24 claimed the lives of three people, one of them being the previous mayor of Lamitan City.

Ateneo security guard Jeneven Bandiala and former Lamitan mayor Furigay were also assassinated, as was their executive assistant Victor Capistrano.

Hannah, Furigay’s daughter, was injured in the scuffle.

On the day of the shooting, Yumol was taken into custody and charged with murder. The was motivated by a personal feud, according to police.

Yumol said in a media interview following his detention that the Furigay family had been behind multiple attempts on his life and was involved in trafficking illegal drugs. The attorney for the family has refuted this.

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