Election officer killed in ambush in N. Samar

Published November 19, 2021, 8:32 AM

by Marie Tonette Marticio

TACLOBAN CITY – An election officer was shot dead while driving along the national highway of Brgy. Somoge Catarman, Northern Samar around 5: 00 P.M Thursday (November 18).

The victim was identified as James Diaz Maghanoy, 42, the municipal election officer of Lope De Vega, Northern Samar, and resident of Brgy. Cawayan, Catarman town.

Initial investigation disclosed that the victim was driving home from work when he was shot by still unidentified assailants.

The victim sustained two gunshot wounds on the head and body.

He was brought to the Northern Samar Provincial Hospital but was pronounced dead by attending physicians.

The police are conducting follow-up investigation and manhunt operation against the suspects.

 
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