Man shot in Itogon

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ITOGON, Benguet – A 24-year old miner was hurt after he was fired upon by a lone gunman at Binanga Norte, Tuding, here, Monday.

Senior Superintendent Florante Camuyot, officer-in-charge of the Benguet Provincial Police Office, identified the victim as Clifford Balneg Galgalen, 24, single, miner, and a resident of Maria Basa, Baguio City.

Initial police investigation showed the victim and his girlfriend came from a birthday party and were walking along the place of incident when the suspect, who was said to be the former boyfriend of his girlfriend, suddenly appeared from the dark and fired at him several times hitting him on his leg.

The victim was immediately rushed to the Baguio General Hospital and Medical Center (BGHMC) for medical treatment while the suspect fled towards an undisclosed direction and now the subject of a manhunt operation by the police operatives.

By Dexter A. See

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