Ex-Air Force member gunned down

IROSIN, Sorsogon--A former member of the Philippine Air Force met an instantaneous death after he was shot at close range in Barangay Tinampo here yesterday.

Police named the victim as Alvin Balagot y Galindez, 27 years old.

The initial police report said that Balagot was cutting twigs from his house's perimeter fence when five men surreptitiously entered his residence from the backyard.

All the assailants were armed. Two bore long firearms, while the the rest carried short firearms.

According to the police, the men approached the victim from behind. They held his shoulder and shot him at close range.

The victim sustained multiple gunshot wounds in the head and other parts of the body.

Three of the suspects then entered the house of the victim to look for his firearms. Failing to find any, the suspects took the victim's cellular phone instead.

Policemen who processed the crime scene recovered three fired cartridges for a caliber .45 pistol. All of which are now under the custody of the police for ballistic examination.

The Irosin Municipal Police Station is conducting further investigation to determine the identities of the malefactors and to apprehend them. --BICOLSTANDARD.COM

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