Freed man killed in Dipolog City

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ZAMBOANGA CITY: A man who was recently freed from prison was shot dead by a lone assailant while drinking with friends in Dipolog City, Zamboanga del Norte, police said.

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The victim, Edgar Partosa, 43, died on the spot after the shooting at Purok Malipayon, Barangay Miputak.

The gunman escaped after shooting Partosa several times. Police recovered five bullet casings from .45-caliber pistol at the scene.

Partosa was released from jail in May on orders of Judge Rogelio Laquihon of the Regional Trial Court Branch 6, who dismissed criminal case 11673 lodged against him.

Police said Partosa was with his friends at a convenience store when the gunman arrived and fired without a warning. They could not say yet if any of the victim’s drinking buddies could identify the killer.

There is no known motive for the killing yet.

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