QC barangay chairwoman killed by motorcycle-riding gunmen
MANILA, Philippines — Motorcycle-riding gunmen shot dead on Wednesday a barangay (village) chairwoman in Quezon City who is also seeking a seat at the House of Representatives in the May midterm polls, police said.
Batasan police station commander Supt. Joel Villanueva told INQUIRER.net that Barangay Bagong Silangan chairwoman Crisell Beltran, was onboard a Ford Everest and was traversing J.P. Rizal Street when four unidentified gunmen onboard two motorcycles blocked her vehicle at around 11:40 a.m. and opened fire.
Villanueva said Beltran is gunning for a seat at the House of Representatives, representing the 2nd District of Quezon City.
Beltran was rushed to the FEU-NRMF Medical Center but died on arrival, police said.
Beltran’s driver Melchor Salita also died on arrival at the General Malvar Hospital in Diliman, police said.
Meanwhile, a 14-year-old minor was also hit by a stray bullet and was rushed to East Avenue Medical Center.
Police have launched a hunt against the four unidentified suspects. /muf
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