Farmer gunned down in Ecija

GUIMBA, Nueva Ecija  -- A 44-year-old farmer going to Pura, Tarlac was shot dead by motorcycle-riding men Saturday morning.

Local police identified the victim as Eduardo Paginag, of Bgy. Macamias, this town.

He was declared dead upon arrival at the Guimba General Hospital.

Police said they were informed by barangay captain Gil Gamis of the shooting incident around 8:30 a.m. in Bgy. San Miguel, some 4.6 kilometers away from Pura.

Police said the victim was travelling on a  motorbike on Guimba-Pura Road when two unidentified suspects blocked his path and shot him several times.

Provincial police chief Col. Leon Victor Rosete said after the attack, the two suspects made a U-turn and sped towards Guimba town proper.

Police recovered from the crime scene three fired bullets for .45 pistol.