Another ex-punong barangay gunned down in Masbate

MASBATE CITY–A former Punong Barangay of Titong, this city was gunned down last Tuesday (March 3), allegedly by at least 30 unidentified armed men.

The victim was identified as Salvador Cabug y Huertas, 38 years old, married, and a resident of the abovementioned barangay.

The police probers disclosed that on or about 8:30 in the evening of said date, the heavily armed men appeared in front of the victim’s house where the victim was forcibly abducted.

Grace Cabug y Franco, the wife of the victim narrated that the suspects entered their house then searched their entire residence, allegedly looking for firearms.

Finding no such firearms, however, the suspects dragged the victim outside their house. A few minutes lafter, they heard at least four gunshots which were fired against the victim.

The report added that at about 11:30 in the evening at the same date, Rey Huertas, informed them that Cabug was seen lying prostrate on the ground along Crossing Gugsayon in the said barangay.

The investigation also revealed that Cabug suffered 4 gunshot wounds from a caliber .45 pistol.
According to post-mortem examination conducted by Dr. Jeanette Inez-Yaneza, the victim also suffered multiple stab injuries apart from the four gunshot wounds.

The pieces of evidence that were recovered from the scene of the crime were brought to the Provincial Crime Laboratory Masbate.—BICOLSTANDARD.COM

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