Barangay chairman shot dead

February 20, 2019

A BARANGAY chairman of Lumbang, Laguna was shot dead by riding-in tandem suspects while he was driving his motorcycle at the center of a bridge under construction in Lumban yesterday morning.

Laguna Police Provincial director Senior Supt. Eleazar Matta, identified the slain victim as Ramir Makabigkas Evangelista, 43, and chairman of Bgy.  Maytalang Uno.

Evangelista was pronounced dead at hospital due to three gunshot wounds in the body from a caliber. 45 pistol used by the suspects.

Initial investigation conducted by Lumban police said the victim had just bought medicine from a pharmacy at about 10:35 a.m. and was on his way home when the suspects tailed him from behind, immediately overtook him and shot the victim at close ranged.

The suspects escaped towards the adjacent town.