Boy shot dead in Balamban

Posted on October 28, 2012

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A 15-year-old boy was shot and killed by an unidentified assailant in barangay Abucayan, Balamban town, western Cebu.

The boy suffered multiple gunshot wounds in the body. He died while being treated at the Balamban District Hospital.

Police said the boy was walking with friends along a road in barangay Sitio Saksak when he was shot from behind past 6 p.m. last Saturday.

Police said the assailant, who was armed with a .45 pistol, hid in the dark portion of the road and waited for the victim to pass by.

Witnesses told police the assailant wore a ball cap, red jacket and denim short pants.

PO2 Godofredo Dumdum of Balamban police said there were accusations that the boy stole motorcycle parts and sold them in junkshops.

The attack will be investigated further, said police./CORRESPONDENT JOY CHERRY S. QUITO

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