Father shot dead in front of son

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A 34-year-old father was shot to death by an unidentified assailant in front of his minor son at Barangay Sta. Rosa in Murcia, Negros Occidental, Sunday night, November 29.

Killed was Leonardo Garcia Jr., who was temporarily residing in the area.

Based on the initial police investigation, the victim and his 10-year-old son were sitting outside the house of his mother when the suspect, on board a motorcycle, approached them and killed the father.

The victim was rushed to Corazon Locsin Montelibano Memorial Regional Hospital in Bacolod City where he was declared dead on arrival by the attending physician.

Recovered from the crime scene were four fired cartridges of a .45 caliber pistol.

Police are still investigating the motive of the killing.*

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