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Village chief in Camarines Sur shooting incident dies in hospital

/ 10:08 AM August 23, 2017

LEGAZPI CITY — A village chief who was shot near his house in San Jose town in Camarines Sur Tuesday night died a few hours later while undergoing treatment in a hospital.

Senior Inspector Romeo Ranara, acting chief of San Jose police, said the victim, Noel Briones, died at around 9 p.m. due to a bullet wound on the head.

Senior Inspector Maria Luisa Calubaquib, information officer of Bicol police, said the village chief was shot by two unidentified gunmen in Barangay (village) San Vicente at around 7 p.m.


Investigation revealed that the victim was walking towards his house when the suspects shot him with a gun of an unknown caliber, hitting him on the head.

The barangay official was brought to Naga City Hospital but he died while undergoing treatment.

The police have yet to determine the motive in the shooting.

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