2 kagawad shot dead

January 21, 2020

A STILL unidentified gunman shot to death two village ‘kagawad’ about to attend their session in their barangay hall in Talakag, Bukidnon around 9 a.m. Monday before fleeing on foot, a Police Regional Office 10 report said yesterday.

Victim Lorenzo Pedyaan died on the spot after being shot in the chest while the second identified as Mauricio Guinto suffered a gunshot wound in his head and was pronounced dead upon arrival by an attending physician at the Bukidnon Provincial Hospital, said the PRO10 report.

An initial investigation showed that the victims were about to enter the gate of their barangay hall in Dominorog, Talakag municipality when the suspect suddenly shot both of them without any provocation.

Although wounded, Pedyaan tried to flee on foot but eventually collapsed and died on the spot. Seeing his targets already lying on the ground, the killer escaped towards the direction of Pangantucan town.