Kagawad survives ambush try

CUYAPO, Nueva Ecija -- A 63-year-old barangay kagawad cheated death when he was not hit after two unidentified men suddenly shot him while driving a motorcycle on his way to the farm to give water to his carabao on Monday afternoon here.

Police Major Renato Morales, town police head, identified the barangay official who was unhurt as Jimmy Concepcion, of Bgy. Baloy.

The alleged gun attack occurred at the cemetery compound in Sitio Campo Santo in this barangay at 4:30 p.m.

Morales said the barangay kagawad was driving his Honda XRM motorcycle on his way to his carabao when two men standing beside a banaba tree inside the cemetery suddenly began firing at him, using a short weapon.

Morales said the suspects missed, enabling the official to hurriedly flee towards the barangay hall to report the incident.

Recovered from the crime scene were four spent bullets for cal. 45 pistol.

Morales said they are initially looking at farmland tenancy as a possible motive for the failed ambush try on the barangay official.