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Village guard slain, 2 others hurt in Eastern Samar town shooting

By: - Correspondent / @joeygabietaINQ
/ 11:16 AM November 13, 2019

TACLOBAN CITY –– A village watchman was killed while a village councilor and another village watchman were hurt in a shooting incident in Oras town, Eastern Samar province on Tuesday night.

Killed was Arnulfo Opon, 56, a tanod of Barangay Sta. Monica, after two armed men shot him and his companions at past 8:30 p.m.

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Wounded were Noel Balaca and Carlo Nebrida, both 53, village councilor and village watchman of the same barangay.

Initial police investigation showed that the three were having a drinking spree at the house of Balaca when the two men clad in hooded black jackets appeared and shot them several times.

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Opon suffered multiple bullet wounds and died on the spot.

Balaca and Nebrida, who were wounded, were brought to a hospital for treatment.

The police recovered 11 empty shells of an M16 rifle and 15 empty shells of an M14 rifle from the crime scene.

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