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Drug suspect shot dead

LEMERY, Batangas – A suspected drug pusher was shot dead Tuesday morning by an unidentified man while he was playing bingo in Barangay Maguihan, this town.

Police said victim Gregorio R. Lasmarias was playing bingo with neighbors in the village at about 3 a.m. when a man armed with a .45-caliber pistol came from behind and, without any reason, shot him several times.

The victim died on the spot from gunshot wounds in the head while the lone gunman fled on foot.

Police here said the victim was included in their drug watchlist.

Probers said they were trying to find out if the victim’s death was related to illegal drug activities in this town. (Danny J. Estacio)