Lawyer shot dead in Tagum City

A lawyer was shot dead outside a shopping mall in Tagum City, Davao del Norte last Wednesday night.

Police identified the victim as Rex Jasper Lopoz, 41, of Nabunturan town, Compostela Valley.

Initial investigation showed that he was was about to board his car when unidentified assailants shot him at City Mall shopping center along the Davao-Butuan highway in Visayan Village.

He was declared dead on arrival when brought to a hospital.

The victim’s relatives claimed that the lawyer was a victim of President Duterte’s war on drugs.

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