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Eastern Visayas police official hurt in gun attack

A POLICE official in Eastern Visayas was wounded in a gun attack Tuesday morning, October 23, in Barangay Buri, Palo, Leyte.

Police Senior Inspector Jovel Young, 39, was shot by still unidentified gunmen outside his house around 7:10 a.m. Tuesday. He was with his two children inside a vehicle when the attack happened.

“Our initial investigation showed that the unknown gunmen were onboard a white van and grey-colored Fortuner vehicle,” Chief Inspector Joemen Collado, chief of Palo municipal police station, told SunStar Philippines.

Shooting in Palo, Leyte

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Posted by SunStar Philippines on Monday, October 22, 2018


Young was on his way to the regional police headquarters, located some four kilometers away from his residence, when the shooting happened.

Police recovered from the crime scene 36 empty bullet shells.

Young sustained multiple gunshot wounds, while his children were safe from harm.

Young, a former Ormoc City Drug Enforcement Unit chief, is currently assigned at the personnel holding unit of the Police Regional Office-Eastern Visayas at Camp Ruperto Kangleon in Palo.

Police are investigating the incident. (SunStar Philippines)

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