Retired US soldier shot dead in Cebu

By Jude Torres, ABS-CBN News Central Visayas

Posted at Jun 27 2014 07:03 PM | Updated as of Jun 28 2014 11:45 AM

CEBU - A retired American soldier was shot dead outside his home in Sitio Poo, Barangay Balod, Dalaguete on Thursday afternoon.

The victim was identified as Stephen Ray Gornto.

According to Gornto's wife, Dahlia, they were outside their home waiting for a mechanic to fix their car when the shooting occurred.

Dahlia said a motorcycle-riding man wearing a helmet suddenly stopped in front of them and shot her husband.

Police are investigating if the killing of Gornto was related to the fight that he had with a British national last Saturday.

Police said they went to the house of the British national, but the latter was nowhere to be found.