DENR employee shot dead in Surigao

Posted at 05/31/12 2:49 PM

MANILA, Philippines – An employee of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) was shot dead in Surigao del Sur on Wednesday morning.

Ricardo Magallanes, 53, was shot dead by one of two men on board a motorcycle in Barangay Poblacion, Barobo town. The victim was on his way to the public market when the shooting occurred.

Magallanes sustained gunshot wounds to his back. He was declared dead on arrival at the D.O. Plaza Memorial Hospital.

Police found two empty bullet shells from a .45-caliber pistol at the crime scene.

The motive behind the shooting has yet to be determined. – report from Charmaine Awitan, ABS-CBN News Caraga