Canadian man shot dead in the Philippines, wife injured in attack

By On July 15, 2018

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 “targeted.”

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 “targeted,” and may have involved a property dispute.

“According to the initial investigations, there was some altercations that Barry Gammon might have been involved with,” Batangas City police chief Supt. Sancho Celedio told the Star.

“We’ve looked into the possibility where any those whom Barry Gammon may have had altercations with.”

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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 Bañares is a breaking news reporter, working out of the Star's radio room in Toronto. Follow him on Twitter: @ilyaoverseas

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