Canadian man shot dead in the Philippines, wife injured in attack
Sat., July 14, 2018
A Canadian man was shot repeatedly outside his home in the Philippines last month in an attack local police say was âtargeted.â
Barry Gammon, 66, of Montreal, was fatally shot on June 24 near Batangas City as his Filipino wife, Luzviminda Gammon, watched in horror. Police say she was injured as she tried to fight off the attacker.
Local police say the shooting was âtargeted,â and may have involved a property dispute.
âAccording to the initial investigations, there was some altercations that Barry Gammon might have been involved with,â Batangas City police chief Supt. Sancho Celedio told the Star.
âWeâve looked into the possibility where any those whom Barry Gammon may have had altercations with.âArticle Continued Below
Celedio said that Gammon â" the lone witness â" had identified a suspect. Charges have been filed again st the man and police are waiting for a warrant to be issued from the courts before they make an arrest.
They declined to release the identity of the suspect pending the warrant.
Police say that around 7 p.m., two men on a motorcycle arrived outside the home, a two-hour drive southwest of Manila. When Gammon went to investigate, one of the men shot him multiple times.
He was rushed to hospital, but was pronounced dead after several revival attempts.
Reports say that Gammon was retired in the Philippines, living in the country with his wife and and nine-year-old son.
Ilya BaÃ±ares is a breaking news reporter, working out of the Star's radio room in Toronto. Follow him on Twitter: @ilyaoverseasTOP STORIES, DELIVERED TO YOUR INBOX.NEW NEWSLETTERHEADLINESSIGN UPSource: Google News Philippines | Netizen 24 Philippines