Drug personality shot dead in Pangasinan

BINMALEY, Pangasinan — There was no escape for a drug personality from Barangay Linoc here targeted by four determined criminals on board two motorcycles.

This happened to one Leonard Doria, alias Nards, 47, a cockpit employee, who escaped in the first volley of fires from the suspects who tailed him while he was on board his own Kawasaki Rouser motorcycle in Barangay Manat at 12:30 p.m. of Jan. 20.

Doria alighted from his motorcycle and sought refuge in the house of one Ms. Angela Tungol of Barangay Manat. He thought he was already safe but still the perpetrators followed and shot him dead inside the house.

After shooting their target, the perpetrators left the house as if nothing happened, leaving Mrs. Tungol in shock and panic. The woman was not harmed.

The victim sustained gunshot wounds in different parts of his body and died on the spot. The suspects fled to the west direction where they were pursued by lawmen.

Three fired cartridges and one fired bullet were found by elements of the Scene of the Crime Office (SOCO) from the crime scene.

These will be subjected to ballistic and cross-matching investigations with the evidences found in other ear;lier crime incidents.

A background investigation by the police on the victim showed that he was in PNP drug watchlist and a troublemaker.

Investigators hinted he could have developed many enemies in his work at the cockpit. Leonardo Micua/PNA-northboundasia.com