Ilocos Drug Surrenderer Shot Dead

CAMP FLORENDO, La Union – A drug suspect who recently surrendered to authorities was gunned down by unidentified assailants last Monday in Barangay 8, Vigan City, Ilocos Sur.

Police identified the victim as Eric Follosco Filart, 43, a resident of Cabalangegan, Vigan City.

Initial investigation showed the victim was standing along Liberation Boulevard in the poblacion when the killers approached him from behind and shot him several times.

Filart was rushed to the Gabriela Silang General Hospital, where he was declared dead on arrival.

Investigators recovered at the crime scene six empty shells of calibre .45 pistol which was used by the killers who fled immediately after the incident.

Police are looking into illegal drugs as possible motive of the killing of Filart. JUN ELIAS/Northbound Philippines News