Marine engineer gunned down Print
Saturday, 18 August 2018 13:37

by dan toribio

A marine engineer was gunned down in Los Primos Drive in Barigon, Tugbungan last Thursday night.

The fatality was identified as Romy Lachica, Jr., 23, of Tugbungan.

He died on the spot due to fatal bullet wounds in the abdomen and arm.

Initial investigation showed that shortly before 7 p.m. Lachica went to  the area onboard a motorcycle driven by an unidentified companion.

After being left in the area, residents heard five gun shots.  Lachica was soon after discovered badly wounded.

He expired while paramedics were giving him first aid.

Police recovered five spent shells of a 9mm pistol at the crime scene.

Police also recovered the cell phone of the victim and found several text messages with an unidentified woman.  (Dan Toribio)