Pangasinan broadcaster shot dead

Provincial

VILLASIS, Pangasinan – A broadcaster here, Virgilio “Vir” Maganes, was shot dead by still unidentified riding-in-tandem suspects just outside his residence in Barangay San Blas in this town last Tuesday.

Villasis Police Station officer-in-charge Maj. Christian Alucod said Maganes, 62, a radio commentator of radio station DWPR also writes for Northern Watch, a local newspaper. The incident was not the first time Maganes was shot,

Alucod said Maganes was also shot in 2016, but he emerged unharmed. A case was filed against a suspect but they later on came to an agreement. “We are reviewing that case as part of the investigation,” he said.

Based on initial police investigation, Maganes was shot six times past 6:30 a.m. upon his return to their compound after going to a nearby store. “According to eyewitnesses, the suspects were wearing a black jackets, and onboard a Yamaha NMAX scooter,” Alucod said.

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