Father of Ateneo gunman suspect Yumol shot dead in his home

Father of Ateneo gunman suspect Yumol shot dead

BASILAN, PHILIPPINES —  Early Friday morning, July 29, two motorcycle-riding gunmen shot dead Rolando Yumol, the father of Ateneo shooting incident suspect Chao Tiao Yumol.

Rolando Yumol, a retired member of the Philippine Constabulary, was shot in front of his home in Brgy. Maganda, Lamitan City, Basilan.

Yumol was shot dead outside his residence, the Police Regional Office Bangsamoro Autonomous Region said. The two unidentified suspects were onboard a motorcycle when they committed the act. 

The victim sustained multiple gunshot wounds on his body, having been shot at least four times. He was immediately brought to Lamitan District Hospital but was declared dead on arrival.



The Lamitan City Police Station said they were still investigating the incident. However, the PNP added that it was “speculative” to link the attack to the recent Ateneo shooting.

Meanwhile, residents in the area believe it is a vendetta over the killing of former mayor Furigay.

“Our police personnel in Lamitan City are already conducting an investigation regarding the case. 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 Brigadier General Roderick Alba.

The killing happened five days after Chao Tiao Yumol shot dead the former mayor of Lamitan City, Rosita Furigay, her assistant Victor Capistrano, and Ateneo security guard Jeneven Bandiala on Sunday during the graduation ceremony of Ateneo Law School.




The younger Yumul was arrested after the shooting, while Furigay’s daughter Hannah sustained multiple gunshot wounds but remains safe and is now in the hospital to recover.

The case first underwent inquest proceedings before the Quezon City prosecutor’s office eventually charged Chao Yumol with three counts of murder and frustrated murder Monday evening. – WhatALife!/Zed

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