Military asset in Sorsogon shot dead

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SORSOGON CITY – A former rebel, who had surrendered and afterward became a military asset was shot dead Saturday afternoon outside the cockpit arena in Sorsogon Province.

Dead on the spot was Antonio Benzon, Jr., an active military asset who was also known as Pita and Taba, married, and resident of Barangay Sta. Cruz, Casiguran, Sorsogon.

According to initial reports, at about 1:45 pm, Saturday afternoon, February 22 2020, two gunmen approached and shot Benzon outside the cockpit arena at Barangay Colambis, Casiguran, Sorsogon.

After hitting the victim several times on the head, the gunmen took his gun, and fled.

Police immediately launched a manhunt, and at press-time, still combing suspected areas where the gunmen are believed to be hiding.

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