2 village officials gunned down in Albay town

By Mar Serrano

June 25, 2020, 9:54 pm

<p>Google map of Jovellar, Albay.</p>

Google map of Jovellar, Albay.

LEGAZPI CITY – Two village officials were gunned down on Wednesday night by still unidentified suspects in a remote village of Jovellar town in Albay province, the town police chief said on Thursday.

Capt. Milard Bongalon identified the victims as Arthur Clemente, 41, a village councilman; and Edel Brando Moina, 57, village treasurer, both of Barangay San Isidro.

Bongalon, in a phone interview, said the shooting incident occurred while the victims were having a drinking session at the residence of one Sonny Medravillo around 6:50 p.m.

Two suspects armed with handguns approached the group and fired at the victims, killing them instantly.

Bongalon said investigators are still determining the identities of the suspects and the possible motive of the killing.

Earlier on Wednesday morning, a policeman died and three others were wounded when ambushed by suspected New People Army rebels also in Barangay San Isidro. (PNA)