Barangay councilman killed, priest hurt in Laguna ambush

August 20, 2019

A VILLAGE councilman on Monday was killed while a priest was injured in an ambush by riding-in-tandem gunmen in San Pablo City, Laguna.

San Pablo police chief Lt. Col. Eliseo Bernales said slain was Richard Galit, a kagawad in Bgy. Concepcion, San Pablo City.

Galit, who sustained several gunshot wounds, died while being treated at the Pagamutang Panlalawigan ng Laguna.

Parish priest Emil Larano, who was hit by a stray bullet on the shoulder, is in stable condition at the same hospital.

The barangay official was riding a Toyota Fortuner when attacked by the suspect on Shetelig Avenue,. Bgy. 3-D in San Pablo.

Fr. Larano, who was riding in another car passing by the area, was hit by a stray bullet.

Witnesses said upon reaching a traffic light, the victim slow down to stop. The suspects on a motorcycle suddenly appeared and fired repeatedly at Galit.

Galit, despite wounded, tried to drive his car to a nearby hospital, where he died while undergoing treatment.