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Farmer shot dead


A farmer died after he was shot by unidentified gunmen at Mathias, Sitio Bahandi, Barangay Calabasa, this city, yesterday morning.

Police Station 2 Commander, Chief Inspector Ramon Bautista Jr., identified the fatality as Alberto Tumambid y Canoy, 29, married and a resident of the said place.

Bautista said, the victim suffered multiple gunshot wounds on the different parts of his body that resulted to his instantaneous death.

The cadaver of the victim was brought to Cristino Paragas Memorial Hospital for the post mortem examination.

Initial police investigation showed that at about 6:30 a.m. yesterday, the victim was driving his motorcycle from Calabasa proper towards Sitio Dulian, Calabasa. Upon reaching Mathias, Sitio Bahandi, he was fired upon by still unidentified suspects who immediately fled onboard two motorcycles after the incident.

Fourteen spent shells of a caliber 5.56 were recovered during ocular investigation conducted by the responding police unit.

A deeper investigation is being conducted by the police to establish the identity of the killers for their possible arrest. (Eugene A. Lasprilla)

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