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Ecija religious leader gunned down by RIT

SAN ANTONIO, Nueva Ecija — A religious leader-cum-chapter president of the senior citizens group in Bgy. San Francisco here was shot dead by two unidentified armed men on Sunday night.

Police Major Rammel Ebarle, town police head, said Domingo Dela Peňa, 69, a pastor at the Back To Christ Church and barangay chapter leader of a senior citizens’ association here died on the spot after he was peppered with bullets in a daring attack at the victim’s house in Sitio Pantoc Hacienda at 7 p.m.

It was learned that the two suspects knocked on the door, asking for Dela Peňa. When the victim came out, one of the gunmen fired, killing him on the spot.

Ebarle said the two unidentified assassins, who were wearing black sweaters bearing the “Barangay Police” logo and face masks, also poked a gun at the pastor’s wife and threatened her not to mess with them.

The duo then rode on a Honda Click motorcycle and fled towards Bgy. Lambakin, Jaen.

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Steve A. Gosuico
Past President, Nueva Ecija Press Club, Inc.