Ex-vice mayor, PDEA agent, PNP officer slain in Cagayan

>> Monday, October 9, 2017

By Liezle Basa Iñigo

TUGUEGARAO CITY, Cagayan – A former vice mayor, a Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency agent and police officer were shot dead in the province last week. 
The former vice mayor of Alcala was shot dead Wednesday by unidentified armed men in Barangay Carig, Tuguegarao City.
Supt. Edward Guzman, Tuguegarao City police chief said former Vice Mayor Alexander Pascual was shot dead at around 6:25 a.m. that day.
Pascual was on his motorcycle when the assailants, aboard a black sport utility vehicle, pulled over and shot the victim repeatedly.
Pascual died on the spot.
The police said politics or personal issues may be the motive behind the attack.
Investigators are calling on witnesses to provide information on the attack.
Meantime last Monday, a Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency agent was shot dead along Pengue Ruyu, also in Tuguegarao City.
Supt. Edward Guzman, said the shooting incident happened at around 12:45 p.m.
The victim was identified as Mark Anthony Ventura, a resident of Barangay San Gabriel, Tuguegarao City.
He was shot dead by two gunmen who were on board a motorcycle.
In Alcala town in the province, gunmen riding a motorcycle attacked and killed a police officer who was on his way to a police station as part of the night detail in Alcala town night of Sept. 29.
Senior Police Officer 3 Romeo Bueno, 39, died from multiple gunshot wounds on the head and body, said Senior Supt. Warren Tolito, Cagayan provincial police director.
Bueno was followed by the assailants as he drove his motorcycle from his house. The gunmen shot him several times with a handgun. Bueno died on the spot.

Police are examining Bueno’s cases to determine if the attack was work-related.


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