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Dec 20, 2018

7 Expended Shells Recovered from Shooting Scene in Benque

A Benque Viejo resident is luckily to be alive after he was shot four times to the body and head on Tuesday night. Roberto Galvez was ambushed as he returned home on a motorcycle. Today police said some seven expended shells were recovered from the scene and they are following several leads. The forty-five-year-old victim is not able to name his attacker, but has reported that he is familiar with the person by face. Here’s what police know so far about this incident.


Joseph Myvett

ACP Joseph Myvett, Head, National Crimes Investigation Branch

“Upon arrival they were informed that Mr. Galvez had received gunshot injuries and had already been transported to the San Ignacio Community Hospital. Initial investigation reveal that sometime around nine-forty p.m, Mr. Galvez arrived at his home on his motor-cycle where he was met by a Hispanic male person dressed in dark clothing who fired several shots in his direction and as a result he received three gunshot injuries to the left arm and one to the left side of his abdomen. He was further transported to the Western Regional Hospital where he is listed in a stable condition. The scene was processed where seven nine millimeter expended shells were recovered from the scene. The victim was interviewed and he couldn’t give a specific motive, however, he indicated that he does know his attacker by face.”

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