Crime

Female village chief gunned down in Tarlac

December 1, 2023 Bernard Galang 172 views

A BARANGAY chairwoman yesterday was shot dead by armed men riding-in-tandem in Ramos, Tarlac.

In a report to Police Regional Office 3 director Brig. Gen. Jose Hidalgo Jr., the Tarlac police identified the fatality as barangay chairwoman Edita Sarsuela, 61.

Sarsuela’s companion, Edgar Sarsuela, 61, was injured.

Both are residents of Bgy. Plastado, Gerona, Tarlac.

Initial probe showed that the victims were on their routine biking when upon reaching Sitio Bancag, Bgy. San Juan in Ramos town, the suspects on a plateless motorcycle suddenly overtook them then fired shots at them.

The gunmen fled after the shooting.

Police immediately ordered a dragnet operation and searched for CCTV footages near the crime scene to identify and arrest the assassins.

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