Village official gunned down over debt in Cavite
LUCENA CITY — A barangay kagawad (village councilman) was shot and killed by a debtor in Indang town in Cavite province Tuesday morning, Oct. 18.
Cavite police said in a report that Willy Costa, incumbent kagawad in Barangay (village) Buna Lejos 2, and Cerilo Berber had a heated argument at around 7:45 a.m. in Barangay Buna Lejos 1 over the latter’s unsettled cash debt to the village official.
Citing accounts by witnesses, police said Berber repeatedly shot the victim using a handgun.
The suspect fled after the shooting. The victim died while being taken to a hospital.
The report did not specify the amount that the suspect owed to the victim.
Police are conducting a manhunt operation to arrest Berber.
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