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Lawyer shot dead in front of Dagupan City Justice Hall

/ 12:33 PM May 17, 2019

MANILA, Philippines — A lawyer was killed after being shot by a lone gunman in front of the Dagupan City Justice Hall in Pangasinan province on Friday.

A report from the Pangasinan police identified the victim as Atty. Val Crisostomo, lawyer of the “Peryahan ng Bayan” and resident of Manaoag town.

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Police said Crisostomo was standing in front of the justice hall in Barangay Bonuan Gueset after attending a court hearing when he was approached by the gunman who was wearing a black jacket and a blue motorcycle helmet at around 9:15 a.m.

The gunman then shot the lawyer several times with an unknown type of pistol.

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Crisostomo was rushed to the Region 1 Medical Center but was declared dead on arrival, police said.

The suspect, meanwhile, fled on board a motorcycle towards Barangay Bonuan Binloc with a male companion.

Police are now conducting a follow-up operation to track down and arrest the suspects.  (Editor: Mike U. Frialde)

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