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Village chief gunned down in Palayan City

/ 07:21 PM May 21, 2019

PALAYAN CITY — A village head was killed by a lone gunman inside his residence here on Tuesday morning, police said.

The victim was identified as Beato Pascua, 54. He was elected unopposed in Barangay Ganaderia last year.

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Citing accounts of witnesses, police said the masked suspect arrived around 9 a.m. at the house of Pascua and even managed to greet the village chief.

When Pascua was about to go to his terrace, the assailant shot him using a 9mm caliber pistol, police added.

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Investigators said the suspect fled on board a motorcycle.

Relatives brought Pascua to a nearby hospital but he was declared dead on arrival.

Investigators recovered three spent shells for a 9mm caliber pistol from the scene.

The victim’s wife, Macrina, said politics could be the primary motive behind the attack. /kga

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