Kagawad hurt in Abra shooting incident

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PEÑARRUBIA, Abra June 13 – A 31-year old barangay kagawad was injured after he was shot by a still undefined lone gunman while he was closing their gate at sitio Bayabas, Sta. Rosa, here, recently.

Police authorities identified the victim as Bernardo Marquez Javier Jr., Barangay Kagawad, 31, married and a resident of Bayabas, Sta. Rosa, Peñrrubia, Abra.

Initial police investigation showed the victim was about to close the gate of their residence when he was fired upon by a still unidentified lone gunman who immediately fled towards an undisclosed direction.

The victim sustained a lone gunshot wound on his left leg and was immediately rushed by concerned neighbors to a private hospital in nearby Bangued town for medical treatment.

Probers are now conducting a massive manhunt operation against the suspect to ascertain the motive of the crime.

By Dexter A. See

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