According to Police Captain EduardSiacon, Jaro police chief, Muller was attacked just minutes after emerging fromhis house. Mayor Jerry Treñas ordered the ICPO toconduct an investigation and set up checkpoints. In Aug. 16, 2019 Muller’s youngerbrother who was also a call center agent and drug surrenderer was shot byriding-in-tandem gunmen in Barangay Taft North, Mandurriao district. This casehas remained unsolved. He said Police Colonel MartinDefensor, the city police director, assured him that the ICPO was “on top ofthe situation.” A week before yesterday’s shooting,Jaro policemen visited Muller’s house and tried to coax him into undergoingdrug rehabilitation but he refused citing his tight work schedule. In the case of Britanico, his familytold the police they believed the killing was business-related. Muller was peppered with bulletsoutside his house by two masked men who alighted from a silver-painted car ataround 12:05 p.m. while a motorcycle-driving Britanico was ambushed by gunmenwho were in a black van at around 12:30 p.m. although there were initialreports that the gunmen were riding in tandem on a motorcycle. SHOT DEAD. A woman comes to the aid of call center agent Alain Muller who falls to the ground after being shot by masked men in Barangay Cuartero, Jaro, Iloilo City a little past noon on Jan. 19, 2020. Muller, a drug suspect, died. PHOTO BY JOMARIE HIMALAYA It appeared, he said, that the gunmenprepared for the strike and knew exactly when Muller was emerging from hishouse. The first shooting took place in Barangay Cuartero, Jaro a little past noon while the one in La Paz happened in Barangay Nabitasan at around 12:30 p.m. Britanico was taken to the MedicusMedical Center in Mandurriao district where he was declared dead./PN ILOILO City – As the city prepares forthe Dinagyang Festival, two men were shot to death just minutes apart in thedistricts of Jaro and La Paz past noon yesterday. The Iloilo City Police Office(ICPO) played down the broad daylight killings as “isolated incidents.” It was possible Muller went out of thehouse because he was meeting someone, added Siacon. Muller was brought to the WesternVisayas Medical Center in Mandurriao district where he died. The younger Muller was in the watchlist of the Barangay Anti-Drug Abuse Council of Cuartero as a drug user. Heturned himself in to the police in 2017 but did not undergo rehabilitation. “Information reached us that Mullerwas engaged in the illegal drug trade,” said Siacon. The victim in the Jaro shooting was42-year-old call center agent and drug surrenderer Alain Muller of BarangayCuartero while the victim in the La Paz shooting was 37-year-old businessmanDelfin Britanico of Mirasol Subdivision, La Paz. It was initially speculated that theshooting was a result of a traffic altercation with a black van. Britanico had a quarry business inAklan province, according to ICPO’s Colonel Defensor. CRIME SCENE. A police officer secures the spot where motorcycle-driving businessman Delfin Britanico was ambushed in Barangay Nabitasan, La Paz, Iloilo City on Jan. 19. 2020. The victim’s family believes the attack is business-related, according to the Iloilo City Police Office. IAN PAUL CORDERO/PN “Hinalilang nag abot ang salakyan pila pa lang ka minutos nga nag gwa ang biktima,” said Siacon.