Laborer hurt in Buguias Christmas Day shooting incident

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BUGUIAS, Benguet – A 22-year old laborer was injured after he was allegedly shot by a fellow laborer in front of a building at Abatan, here, on Christmas Day.

Police authorities identified the victim as Jerickson Reyes Beltran, 22, married, laborer and a resident of San Carlos, Pangasinan while the suspect was named as Moris Havier Bandoc, 29, married, laborer and a resident of Poblacion, Bauko, Mountain Province.

Upon receipt of the report on the occurrence of the shooting incident, policemen responded to the crime scene and arrested the suspect who was armed with a caliber .9mm pistol with 3 live ammunitions that was subsequently confiscated from him while the victim was rushed to the Northern Benguet District Hospital where he is now confined due to a lone gunshot wound on his nape.

The suspect stands to face frustrated murder which are being readied for filing before the provincial prosecutor’s office.

By Dexter A. See

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