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Jail officer killed, another wounded in Bacolod ambush

By: - Reporter / @CMarquezINQ
/ 01:00 PM November 09, 2019

MANILA, Philippines — A jail officer died while another was wounded after they were ambushed by unidentified gunmen who opened fire at their vehicle in Bacolod City shortly before midnight on Friday.

Jail Officer 1 Jayvee Jason Vargas, 28, was killed during the attack while Gian Philip Yoro, 25, was injured, the Bacolod City Police Office said.

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Vargas and Yoro–together with  Femmy Taño, 23, and Philip Yoro, 27–were aboard a pick-up truck when waylaid in Barangay Pahanocoy at around 11:50 p.m.

Jayvee died on the spot while Gian sustained injuries and was rushed to the hospital.

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The gunmen fled and police were conducting a hot pursuit operation.

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