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Mangyan gunned down in Oriental Mindoro town

/ 07:26 AM October 10, 2019

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CITY OF CALAPAN–A Mangyan was gunned down by an unidentified assailant on Wednesday afternoon in Bulalacao town in Oriental Mindoro, police said Thursday.

Laurel Malucon, a member of the indigenous Hanunuo Mangyan tribe and resident of Sitio (sub-village) Umabang in Barangay (village) Benli, was fatally shot at about 4:30 p.m., a report from the Mimaropa police said.

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Police said they received a call from the Philippine Army’s 4th Infantry Battalion based in the area about an indiscriminate firing at Sitio Napisian in Barangay Cambunang at around 5 p.m. Responding policemen found Malucon dead.

Investigation revealed that Malucon was walking on his way home in the mountainous area when the assailant fired on him, killing the tribesman instantly.

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Recovered from the crime scene were three pieces of fired cartridge case of caliber .45 gun. Police are still investigating the incident.

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