Online journalist shot dead in Sorsogon City

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An online journalist and a former radio reporter was shot dead in Bacon District, Sorsogon City, Monday evening.

The Police Regional Office V identified the victim as 39-year-old Jobert Balidoy Bercasio of Balangibog Internet TV aired through Facebook and from local radio station dzMS.

According to the initial information from the police, Bercasio was driving his motorcycle in Barangay Cabid-an when two unidentified men shot him.

The victim was shot four times by the suspects that led to his instant death. The assailants immediately fled from the crime scene.

Sorsogon City Police chief Lieutenant Colonel Benito Dipad said all angles would be looked into to determine the motive and behind the killing as they created an special investigation team to probe the shooting incident.

“PNP Bicol condemns in the strongest manner the brutal killing of the said media member. Thus, it will mobilize all means possible within the limits of the law to investigate and identify the culprit of the incidents and to give justice to the bereaved family,” PRO5 said.

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