ANGELES CITY – A retired member of the United States Navy was shot dead in front of his residence in Barangay Pulung Maragul on Wednesday.


In his report, Chief Inspector Roger Tomen, commander of Police Station 3, identified the victim as Raymond Buenaflor, 72, resident of 43-19A Eleuterio Street, Pulung Maragul village.

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Initial investigation showed that the victim was in front of his residence when an unidentified suspect shot him in the chest.


The victim’s stay-in housemaid told police investigators that she was resting inside her room around 10:30 p.m. when she heard a gunshot coming from outside the house.


When the housemaid went to see the incident, she found the victim holding his chest, trying to control the blood flow from the shot. She immediately called Buenaflor’s live-in partner.


The victim received a single bullet wound on the left lower part of his chest, causing his death.


The body of the victim was brought to a funeral parlor for autopsy.


Investigators said a caliber .38 slug was found at the crime scene.

As of this posting, police are still to establish the possible motive and the identity of the suspect. (JAM)