Canadian killed in front of house in Batangas City

Tina Ganzon-Ozaeta
Pensioner Barry Gamon died from gunshot wounds, while his wife Luzviminda was wounded

BATANGAS CITY, Philippines – A Canadian was killed and his wife was injured after they were shot several times by two unidentified suspects Sunday night, June 24, in Sitio Maharlika, Brgy. Tinga Itaas.

According to the Batangas Police Provincial Office (BPPO), Barry and Luzviminda Gamon were at the gate of their house when they were shot at around 7:50 pm.

The victims were immediately brought to St. Camillus de Lellia Hospital for treatment, said Police Senior Inspector Hazel Luma-ang Suarez, chief information officer of BPPO.

The 66-year old Barry, a retired Canadian pensioner, sustained gunshot wounds in different parts of his body and was pronounced dead at 8:17 pm. His wife Luzviminda, 45, was hit by a piece of deformed bullet and sustained bruises in her right thigh.

The suspects immediately fled after the incident. Responding police recovered 4 live ammunition, 3 gun cartridge casings and 2 spent bullets.

The Batangas police formed Monday, June 25, Special Investigation Task Group Barry Gamon to look into the case. –