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Shanghai bakery owner shot dead in Cagayan de Oro City

BREAKING NEWS: Shanghai Bakery owner Carlos “Caloy” Lam was shot dead in sitio Looc, Barangay Canitoan, in the afternoon of July 18, 2020, police authorities reported. 

According to the Cagayan de Oro Police Office (COCPO) the motive of the shooting is not yet established and hot pursuit operation is now being conducted to arrest the motorcycle-riding suspect onboard a Yamaha XRM motorcycle. 

It was learned from initial investigations that the 58-year-old businessman was with a Chinese friend and a cock handler when waylaid by motorcycle riding gunman along Holy Infant Jesus Subdivision in Sitio Looc, Barangay Canitoan, this city.

A few minutes later, operatives of the Scene of the Crime Operatives (SOCO) arrived at the crime scene and processed the area to gather evidence and probe further the entry and exit points of the bullets that caused the businessman’s untimely demise.

Initial investigations disclosed that the lone gunman suddenly appeared from the scene when the victim parked his silver Toyota Pick Up and in the process of downloading five fighting cocks they brought from Manolo Fortich, Bukidnon. The businessman is raising fighting cocks in his huge farm, it was learned.

The lone gunman, armed with still undetermined short firearm, reportedly knocked at the window on the driver seat where the businessman was setting, and without provocation peppered Lam with four bullets.

Responding team of the Oro Rescue team tried to help but he businessman died on the spot due to four gunshots fired at him pointblank, prompting his two companions to jumped off from the vehicle and scampered to safety.

The Chinese businessman has a big farm in zone 4, Sitio Looc in Barangay Canitoan. He and his 2 companions came from Manolo Fortich, Bukidnon, had a lunch in Barangay Iponan and reportedly proceeded to his farm in Sitio Looc where he was shot dead by a lone gunman. 

One of this two friends, who were with him, was also hit by the bullet but escaped and survive the ambush including his cock handler.

COCPO police chief Henry Dampal also arrived at the crime scene and led his men in conducting thorough investigation.

Friends and patrons of Shanghai Bakery and even his employees were shocked upon learning of the shooting incident. They all said that the Chinese businessman was among the best and good employers in the city. 

Shanghai Bakery is one of the oldest bakery and business establishments in the city. They offer an array of baked products, loaf bread and all other items.



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