SHOT DEAD. The vehicle of Barangay Mt. Diwata village chief Pedro Samillano Jr., who was shot dead by motorcycle-riding tandem gunmen outside his house in Barangay Poblacion, Monkayo, Davao de Oro, Sunday (June 26, 2022). Samillano was declared dead at the Davao De Oro Provincial Hospital in Montevista. (Photo from PRO-11)

DAVAO CITY – Authorities have formed a special task force to look into the killing of a village chief in Monkayo, Davao de Oro, on Sunday evening.

In a statement Monday, the Police Regional Office in Davao Region (PRO-11) said two unidentified gunmen attacked Barangay Mt. Diwata chief Pedro Samillano Jr. outside his home in Barangay Poblacion.

Samillano, 62, was about to get out of his car when two men on a motorcycle shot him at around 8:32 p.m.

“(The attackers) came riding a motorcycle and parked meters away from the victim’s vehicle and one of them got off the motorcycle, approached the victim, and shot him several times,” police said.

Samillano was brought to Davao De Oro Provincial Hospital in Montevista but was declared dead on arrival by the attending physician.

Recovered at the crime scene were three fired cartridges of a .45-caliber pistol, two deformed slugs, and a mobile phone.

“Motive of the incident is yet to be determined,” PRO-11 said.

Incoming Monkayo town Mayor Manuel Zamora condemned the killing, urging authorities for a speedy resolution of the case. (PNA)