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Ex-soldier shot dead in Masbate

By: - Correspondent / @RAOstriaINQ
/ 03:16 AM May 09, 2017
Aroroy, Masbate (Wikipedia maps)

Aroroy, Masbate (Wikipedia maps)

LEGAZPI CITY — A former soldier died while his companion was wounded after being shot by unidentified men in Aroroy town in Masbate province, police said on Monday.

SPO1 Zandro Rivera Cabintoy, Masbate police spokesperson, said Genie Velasco, a former member of the Philippine Army, and his companion Daniel Corpuz were on a motorcycle when they were shot in Barangay Talabaan in Aroroy at 4:45 p.m., on Sunday (May 7).

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He said Velasco died instantly from bullet wounds in the head and body. Corpuz was taken to a local hospital where he was treated for bullet wounds in the abdomen.

Chief Insp. Ariel Neri, Aroroy police chief, said investigators were retrieving footage from a security camera to help them identify the gunmen.  SFM

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