SHOOTING. Police in Tabuk City, Kalinga are investigating a shooting that killed a dental technician at a restobar early Thursday morning (Sept. 8, 2022). Another victim is still unconscious in a hospital. (PNA file photo)

BAGUIO CITY – A dental technician was declared dead in a hospital in Tabuk City, Kalinga following a shooting early Thursday morning.

Maj. Noel Laguiwed, Tabuk City Police Station deputy commander, in a report identified the fatality as Joegie Valera Cabicungan, 37, of Purok 3, Barangay Bulanao, Tabuk City who suffered multiple gunshot wounds.

The other victim, Orland Dave "Sadam" Pascual, also a dental technician, of Sitio Baligatan, Purok 6, Bulanao, remains unconscious due to a gunshot wound.

Laguiwed said the shooting occurred around 12:45 a.m. inside a resto-bar in Barangay San Juan.

The initial report said the victims were drinking inside the restobar where the unidentified suspect, who was also drinking at a nearby table, stood and went to the victims’ table and shot them several times.

The suspect fled after the shooting.

Authorities are still investigating the case. (PNA)