Village councilor dead in Masbate shooting
LEGAZPI CITY—A village councilor was shot and killed on Monday, June 20, in a coastal area in Baleno town in Masbate, the police said in a belated report on Tuesday.
Police Major Maria Luisa Calubaquib, Bicol cop spokesperson, said Romnick Drio, 33, was sleeping inside their compound when two unidentified men approached and shot him around 2:30 p.m. several times in Barangay Obongan-Diot. Drio died instantly.
The police recovered three fired cartridge cases for caliber .45, five for 7.62mm, and 27 for 5.56mm guns.
The report said police were investigating the incident for the arrests of at least 12 suspected New People’s Army members involved in the killing.
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