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Man shot dead by SUV-riding gunmen in Maasin City

Photo courtesy of Associated Media of Southern Leyte/AMSL

A 35-YEAR-OLD man was shot dead by still unidentified gunmen who were onboard a sports utility vehicle (SUV) in Maasin City, Southern Leyte Tuesday, November 17, 2020.

Police identified the victim as Nhiel Sansan, married, self-employed, and a resident of Barangay Ibarra, Maasin City.

Initial investigation revealed that Sansan was waiting for a mechanic inside a vulcanizing shop in Barangay Ibarra around 9:30 a.m. Tuesday when two unidentified men alighted from an SUV and shot him.

The gunmen used long firearms.

Sansan was hit several times in his head, shoulder, arm, chest, and left foot that resulted in his instantaneous death, police said in the report.

The gunmen immediately fled toward Macrohon town, the police added.

Police collected 28 pieces of fired cartridges and one slug fragment in the scene.

A post mortem examination was also conducted.

Police are investigating the incident. (SunStar Philippines)


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