2 killed in Lian highway ambush

November 19, 2018

LIAN, Batangas -- Two persons were shot dead by an unidentified suspect while on board a tricycle and traversing along the highway in Bgy. Luyahan, here, last Saturday.

Town police chief Senior Insp. Domingo Ballesteros said the victim, identified as Rolando Baroja,  died on the spot while his nephew, Zoilo Austria, died in the hospital.

The shooting incident happened at 11:10 midnight.

Investigators said Baroja was on board the tricycle along with his wife Carmen when they were shot by an unidentified gunman.

Baroja sustained gunshot wounds in the body and died instantly while the frightened wife was able to run away and sought for help.

Austria, who heard his screaming aunt, immediately responded but was also shot by the suspect, who quickly fled. He was brought to Apacible Memorial District Hospital but was pronounced dead on arrival by an attending physician.