Lipa City village councilor gunned down
LUCENA CITY—A 60-year-old barangay councilor was shot and killed Sunday in Lipa City in Batangas province night, a report said Monday.
Rene Laylo, a resident of Barangay Antipolo Del Sur, and his son, Jerome, were about to go home from a wedding celebration in Sitio (sub-village) Alibangbang, when an alias “Jack” and Marciano Olan, a barangay tanod (village watchman), suddenly appeared around 10 p.m., the Lipa City police reported.
Using a caliber .45 pistol, Jack repeatedly shot Laylo, who died on the spot, the report added.
Jerome managed to grab the firearm after a scuffle, but the gunman and Olan escaped.
Investigators have yet to determine the motive behind the shooting incident.
The police launched a manhunt to find the suspects.
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