SAN JUAN, La Union March 06 – A 54-year old security guard died after he was shot by still unidentified assailants while performing his job inside a resort at Ili Sur, here, Saturday.
Police authorities identified the fatality as Joaquin Malanon Peralta alias Joey, 54, married, security guard, a native of barangay Bungol, Balaoan, La Union and presently residing at barangay Mameltac, City of San Fernando, La Union.
Initial police investigation showed the victim was making rounds in the resort where he was assigned when he was fired upon by still unidentified assailants who immediately fled from the crime scene.
The victim was rushed to the Bacnotan District Hospital for medical treatment but he was declared dead on arrival by attending physicians due to fatal gunshot wounds on the different parts of his body.
The suspects are now the subject of a manhunt operation by responding police operatives to ascertain the motive behind his brutal murder.
Recovered from the crime scene was a spent shell of a caliber .9mm pistol which was believed to have been used by the suspect in the perpetration of the crime.
By Dexter A. See