A SCHOOL principal yesterday was shot by riding-in-tandem armed men right in front of the school gate in Bgy. Sto. Tomas North, Jaen, Nueva Ecija.
In a report to Police Regional Office 3 director Brig. Gen. Jose Hidalgo Jr., the Jaen police identified the victim as Reden Marquez, 49, of Bgy. Niyugan, Jaen town.
Marquez is the principal of Sto. Tomas North Elementary School in Bgy. Sto. Tomas North in Jaen.
The victim was about to alight from a sport utility vehicle in front of the school when two men on a blue motorcycle and wearing black helmet and jacket pulled over and shot him several times before fleeing towards Sto. Tomas South.
The wounded school principal was rushed to the Nueva Ecija Medical Center for treatment.
Police are investigating the identities of the suspects and the motive for the gun attack.