TUGUEGARAO CITY – A barangay captain in Buguey, Cagayan was shot dead by two gunmen on Saturday, the local police reported.
Based on initial investigation, Barangay Fula captain Renante Ritarita was driving his mini-dump truck and was on his way home when he was ambushed at around 4:45 p.m.
Citing witnesses, Police Captain Joel Labasan, Buguey police chief, said the masked assailants were seen alighting from a car before the attack and hid in the nearby bushes.
Senior Master Sergeant Arnel Tumanu, Buguey chief investigator, said they recovered 16 empty shells for an M-16 Armalite rifle from the site.
Police also found Ritarita’s bag with P11,890 cash, two magazines for .45-caliber pistol, a mobile phone and a handheld radio.
Further investigation is ongoing.
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