Tanod gunned down in Paracelis

PARACELIS, Mountain Province October 22 – A 45-year old barangay tanod died after he was shot to death by still unidentified gun-wielding suspects inside the compound of the residents of the son-in-law of the punong barangay at sitio Mabullog, Bantay, here, Sunday.

Police authorities identified the fatality as Romel Dinanas Macocay, 43, married, barangay Tanod and a resident of sitio Mabullog, barangay Bantay, Paracelis.

Initial police investigation showed that the victim, together with concerned barangay officials and their relatives, were inside the residence of the son-in-law of the punong barangay when the dogs started barking from both the front and back portions of the house.

The victim tried to go outside to see what was going on when gunshots that emanated from a still undisclosed direction suddenly sounded that hit him on his chest.

The concerned barangay officials went out of the house to see what happened and to their surprise, they saw the victim sprawled bloodied near the door of the comfort room.

The victim was immediately rushed by concerned residents to the Paracelis District Hospital for medical treatment but he was declared dead on arrival by attending physicians due to a lone gunshot wound on his chest.

Probers are still conducting a manhunt operation against the suspects involved in the said shooting incident.

By Dexter A. See

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