Miner gunned down in Baguio


Posted at Jan 05 2014 03:41 PM | Updated as of Jan 05 2014 11:41 PM

MANILA -- A 27-year old miner was gunned down as he was on his way to Hangar Market in Baguio City Saturday morning.

The victim was identified as James Dimas, who worked as a private miner in Benguet.

According to his mother, the victim was on his way to buy some items for his child's baptism when he was killed.

Dimas sustained two gunshot wounds on his back. He was immediately rushed to the hospital but was declared dead on arrival.

Authorities recovered two slugs from a calibre .45 gun from the scene of the crime.

They are still investigating the motive behind the crime, as well as possible suspects. -- with a report from Mae Cornes, ABS-CBN News Baguio