BALAOAN, La Union – A suspected illegal drugs pusher listed in the watchlist of authorities here was gunned down by unidentified assailants at around 5:00 p.m. Sunday along the road in Barangay Pao this town.
Senior Inspector Geoffrey Sanchez, the town’s police chief, identified the victim as Ronnie Casem, one of the drug surrenderers and a resident of Barangay Butubut Sur here.
Investigation showed that the victim was on board his motorcycle when the killers went near him and shot him several times on the different parts of his body. The assailants, also on a motorcycle, fled after the assassination.
Police recovered several empty shells of calibre 45 pistol at the crime scene.
Casem was rushed to the Balaoan District Hospital, where he was declared dead on arrival. Jun Elias/Northbound Philippines News