1 dead, 2 hurt in shooting

By Mike U. Crismundo

BUTUAN CITY – A man was killed while two others were critically wounded when an undetermined number of armed men alleged to be members of the New People’s Army (NPA) fired their guns indiscriminately Wednesday noon in Barangay Lahi, Gigaquit, Surigao del Norte.

Capt. Francisco P Garello Jr., Civil Military Operation (CMO) officer of the Army’s 36th Infantry Battallion (36th IB), identified the fatality as Jepti Acido, 32.

The wounded were identified as Virgil Flor Ortiz, 23, and Adner Malaque, 20. A manhunt operation is now ongoing against the perpetrators. The NPA is yet to issue a statement on the matter.

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