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Lawyer, 73, shot outside home in Dumaguete City

/ 01:34 PM January 03, 2020

Scene of the Crime Operatives comb over possible evidence after the shooting of lawyer Ray J. Moncada, who was shot by unidentified assailants at the gate of his house at Dona Asuncion Village in barangay Daro, Dumaguete City around 8:30 a.m. Friday. (Photo by Melissa Pal)

DUMAGUETE CITY –– A lawyer based in this city is in serious condition after unidentified gunmen shot him outside his home at Ma. Asuncion Village in Barangay Daro around 8:30 a.m. Friday, January 3.

Lawyer Ray Moncada, 73, went to his house’s gate after the shooter pressed the buzzer.

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When he saw the gun, he ran back to his house as the gunman tried to shoot him.

Of the six slugs recovered by police from the scene of the crime, only one bullet hit Moncada on his side.

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He was immediately brought to a local hospital.

Police are investigating the motive of the shooter by digging into the cases he was handling.

Police also found a death threat in the passenger seat of his car, but the investigators did not divulge details of the note.

In May 2013, Moncada’s house was hit by an explosion of an improvised explosive device, although nobody was injured at that time./lzb

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