JUST IN: Barangay Chairman in Dumaguete City, Shot Dead

Barangay chairman shot dead in Dumaguete

A Barangay chairman in Dumaguete City was shot dead by unidentified gunmen on Tuesday night, June 16, 2020.

Dumaguete barangay chairman shot dead
Photo Credit: Manila Bulletin

The victim identified as Captain Harrison Gonzales was sitting in front of a Tanod outpost along with his Kagawads in Barangay Tinago when unidentified riding in tandem fired shots at them.

According to the authorities, the shooting incident took place at around 9:30 p.m.

Based on the investigation conducted by the local police, four (4) suspects launched the attack and they are wearing a facemask, onboard a motorcycle.

The barangay chairman accumulated gunshot wounds in various parts of his body.

The 52-year-old victim was immediately rushed to a nearby hospital but he was declared dead on arrival.

Based on the report of ABS-CBN News, authorities were able to retrieve 8 empty cartridge and 2 slugs of a pistol from the crime scene.

The police are still trying to figure out the motive behind the killing of the Barangay chairman.

This is not the first time that a local public official was shot dead in this pressing year.

Last March, Alfredo Facundo, chairman of Barangay Lucong in Mabitac, Laguna was killed by unknown gunmen inside his house.

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