BAUANG, La Union: A suspected drug pusher was killed by a gunman in Barangay Acao, here, early on Saturday. Police Chief Inspectpr Rex Buyucan identified the victim as Frency Allen Perez, 38, a construction mason and resident of the said village. Buyucan said Perez was in the police list of drug suspects of the town. But his 59-year-old mother Amy denied the accusation when interviewed in their home. Buyucan said Perez was shot two times on his back near a bridge by a gunman onboard a motorcycle in the presence of his wife, Desiree, as he was driving her in their service tricycle to sell food ingredients at the Bauang Public Market at about 4 a.m. on Saturday. Perez was undergoing treatment at the hospital when he died and also left an eight-year-old daughter.
WILLIAM JUN GARCIA