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American shot dead in Negros City


By Martin A. Sadongdong

Two men, including a teenager, were arrested as suspects in the killing of an American in Negros Occidental Tuesday night.

Gilbert Apellido, 40, of Talisay, Negros Occidental; and an 18-year-old from Silay City, were apprehended by police after they allegedly shot and killed Eric Hendrickson, 57, a native of Iowa, USA,

Hendrickson was walking in front of a hospital on Barangay 5, Silay, when the two suspects fired at him.

Police said a bullet struck Hendrickson in the head. He was pronounced dead at the Teresita Jalandoni Provincial Hospital in Silay.

Police arrested the two suspects in Barangay 5 five minutes after the incident.

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