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2 cops shot dead in Northern Samar

/ 02:43 PM September 27, 2020

TACLOBAN CITY — Two policemen were killed by still unidentified assailants in San Isidro town, Northern Samar on Saturday evening.

Patrolmen Jessie Golondrina, 30, and Fernando Velarde, 25 — both members of the Regional Mobile Force Battalion — succumbed to gunshot wounds on their bodies.

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Based on the report from the San Isidro Municipal Police Station, the two police officers were on their way to Barangay Buenavista at around 10:40 p.m. on Saturday to verify reports about the presence of armed men who were transporting illegally cut lumbers.

When they arrived in the area, they saw a group of armed men who, without provocation, fired at them.

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Golodrina and Velarde were brought to the St. Camillus Hospital based in Calbayog City, Samar but were declared dead on arrival.

A hot pursuit operation was conducted to arrest the assailants.

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