11-year-old boy shot dead by guard in Cebu City

An 11-year-old boy died after being shot by a guard in Cebu City, Unang Balita reported on Wednesday.

The guard said the child is stealing iron. But according to the victim’s companion, they were just around the area. The real thief was an acquaintance of theirs.

The victim’s companion added that it was just a coincidence that they were in the area when the guard fired at them.

The family of the victim, who died after being shot in the neck, is calling for justice.

Meanwhile, the guard seemed to be remorseful for what he had done.

Fake LTO members arresting motorists caught by real members

Members of the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) nabbed six men posing as members of the flying squad of the Land Transportation Office (LTO) in Tarlac. The suspects, charged for allegedly wearing uniforms and causing traffic jams are making the arrests.

In a report by King Guevarra on GMA Regional TV “Balitang Amianan” on Tuesday, the chief of Victoria, Tarlac Police Station, said that the group of members passed by on La Paz-Victoria Road and found that motorists were arresting the fake self-identified LTOs.

“Nadaanan po nila (LTFRB) itong grupo po na nagpapangagap na ‘Flying Squad’ ng LTO dito sa kahabaan ng La Paz-Victoria Road na kung saan kahina-hina yung kanilang suot na uniporme at ID, nag-create na ng traffic,” according to Police Major Randy Gomez, chief of the Victoria Police Station where members took the suspects.

The LTFRB members allegedly searched for the relevant documents of the identified LTO members such as the mission order.

But the suspects allegedly did not show anything so the LTFRB members became more suspicious so they took the men to the police station.

According to Gomez, three truck drivers went to their station and complained that the group of fake LTO members asked them for money.

LTO-Region 3 has not yet responded when asked for comment about the suspects but it allegedly confirmed to the police that they were not the ones arrested, who are facing the corresponding charges.

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