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Bgy. kagawad slain in Rosario

September 29, 2022 Jojo C. Magsombol 310 views

POLICE operatives continue to hunt the two unidentified suspects who shot dead a barangay kagawad in Purok 1, Bgy. Salao, Rosario, Batangas, Wednesday morning.

Rosario Municipal Police Station top cop P/Lt. Col. Rheden M. Manalo said the victim was identified as 50-year-old Bgy. Salao village councilor Ismael Rosales, a resident of Purok 3.

A telephone call at 8:20 a.m. on Sept. 28 was received by the police personnel from a resident of the village who reported the incident.

Duty investigators, together with police patrol members, proceeded to the reported location to verify the report.

Initial investigation showed that at about 7:00 a.m. (Sept. 28), the victim, was having a conversation with someone in front of a sari-sari store when he was shot dead by the suspects on board a black Honda SYM motorcycle.

While fleeing, the suspects’ motorcycle malfunctioned and overturned, causing them to forcibly board a passing tricycle.

Police recovered four fired cartridge casings for a cal .45 pistol, a slug and the abandoned motorcycle at the crime scene.