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Isabela fiscal shot dead

Victor Martin, Artemio Dumlao (The Philippine Star) - June 25, 2021 - 12:00am

MANILA, Philippines — The deputy prosecutor of Ilagan, Isabela was killed in a gun attack in Conner, Apayao on Wednesday.

Victor Begtang Jr. was repairing his vehicle in a residential compound in Barangay Malama when an unidentified man opened fire at around 2:30 p.m., Lt. Carolyn Domyong, Conner police chief, said.

Witnesses said the gunman escaped on a motorcycle driven by his cohort who waited for him along the highway.

Begtang suffered four gunshot wounds in various parts of the body. He died while being treated at the Conner District Hospital.

Probers have yet to determine the motive for the killing.

The Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP)-North Luzon chapter condemned the killing of Begtang, whom they described as a dedicated prosecutor in the province.

The IBP called on the police to immediately solve the case.

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