Tubigon town hall employee shot dead

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Tubigon town hall employee shot dead

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Photo: via Gerry Cajes of dyRD

A casual employee of the local government unit of Tubigon was shot dead in broad daylight by motorcycle-riding men who rode in tandem.

Tubigon police chief Sr. Insp. Jodel Torregosa identified the fatality as Jun Peter Bernaldez, a resident of Barangay Centro Cahayag.

Bernaldez died on the spot after he was shot in the head twice and multiple times in the body while standing outside a variety store along a national highway in Barangay Cahayag at 5 p.m. on Sunday.

According to Torregosa, the gunman alighted from a motorcycle and suddenly approached Bernaldez, unloading several gunshots.

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The assailant then fled on board an XRM motorcycle which was driven by another suspect.

Torregosa said they found eight spent shells fired from a .45 caliber pistol at the crime scene.

Police investigators meanwhile continued to face a blank wall as to the motive and identities of the suspects behind the killing. (A. Doydora)

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