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Village councilor shot dead in Ormoc City

By: - Correspondent / @rdejonINQ
/ 12:59 PM October 13, 2016

ORMOC CITY—A village councilor was shot dead while he was on his way to work past 7:00 a.m. Thursday along Purok Gumamela, Barangay Punta.

Police Station 3 Chief P/SInsp. Joseph Joevil Young identified the victim as Allan Bensig, 35, a village councilor in Barangay Hibunawon in this city.

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Witnesses told the police that the victim just bought something from a nearby store when suspects riding in tandem shot him. Bensig tried to run away from the suspects but he later fell to the ground. The unidentified motorcycle-riding assailants finished off the victim, who was lying along the road, by shooting him in the head several times.

Scene of the Crime Operatives personnel recovered eight empty shells of .45 caliber pistol and eight deformed slugs from unknown caliber from the crime scene.

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An investigation is being conducted by the police for the identities of the suspects and the motive behind the killing. RAM/rga

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