Man shot dead in front of Church in Agusan del Sur

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MANILA, June 15, 2013—A man was shot dead by two still unidentified gunmen Friday morning in front of a church in Trento, Agusan del Sur, police reports said Saturday.
Reports at the PNP operations center in Camp Crame identified the victim as Anastacio Espiel, 34, married and resident of Brgy. Sta. Maria, Trento town.The reports said the shooting incident occurred at around 6:30 am in front of a Catholic Church in Brgy. Poblacion, Trento where the victim used to go.

The reports said Espiel was about to dismount from his motorcycle when two bonnet-wearing men closed on him and shot him several times at close range.

The victim died on the spot while the two suspects sped away towards Sitio Isadaon also of the same town, reports said.

The reports added that responding policemen recovered in front of the church three cartridges of still unknown type of firearms.

Police are investigating the said incident and seeking the help of churchgoers for possible identification and arrest of the suspects, reports said.(AV/CBCPNews)

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