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Masbate newspaper finance officer killed

MANDAON, Masbate, November 8, 2016 (Bicol Standard)--The motive is yet to be determined in the killing of the finance officer of a local newspaper in Masbate.

Arnold Catamora y Torella, who worked for Bigwasan sa Radyo, was shot by unidentified men at National Road, Purok Malonggay, Barangay Poblacion, Mandaon, Masbate at around 6:15 p.m. Saturday.

He was a resident of Purok Maligaya, Sitio Binobong, Barangay Poblacion, Mandaon, Masbate.

The victim, police investigators said, was on his way home from the market when said suspects wearing face masks and helmets fired upon him, hitting different parts of his body.

Following the shooting, the suspects boarded a motorcycle and fled to an unknown direction.

Meanwhile, the victim was rushed to Mandaon Medicare Community Hospital, but was pronounced dead on arrival by the attending physician.

The investigators have since launched an in-depth investigation on the incident. Recovered from the crime scene were four pieces of fire cartridge cases and one piece of live ammunition for a caliber .45 pistol.


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