Ex-Army man slain after coming from hospital

BADOC, Ilocos Norte, June 26– A retired military officer was shot and killed by lone gunman just after he came from a hospital, police authorities reported.

Lawmen identified the fatality as former army sergeant Bernardo Laeno of Brgy. Sta. Cruz, this town. Initial investigation showed that the victim just came from a hospital when the suspect fired at him.

Found at the crime scene were five empty shells and two slugs of caliber .45 pistol bullets. Motive of the slay remained unknown.(BB)