Town councilor in Nueva Ecija gunned down | Inquirer News

Town councilor in Nueva Ecija gunned down

By: - Correspondent / @AMGalangINQ
/ 10:46 AM February 09, 2024

PHOTO: Stock image of a pistol with map of Nueva Ecija superimposed STORY: Town councilor in Nueva Ecija gunned down

SAN ANTONIO, Nueva Ecija, Philippines — A municipal councilor in this town was fatally shot early Thursday by unidentified assailants on a motorbike, police said.

Roberto Carpio, a resident of Barangay Luyos and a two-term member of the municipal council, was driving his motorcycle when ambushed around 7:30 a.m. by two men wearing black shirts and shorts aboard a black single motorcycle, without a helmet, in Barangay Sto. Cristo in this town, an initial investigation showed.


The victim had gunshot wounds in the head, while the assailants fled northward, according to a police report.


Carpio was taken to the nearest hospital where he was pronounced dead upon arrival.

Authorities have begun reviewing security camera footage to identify and apprehend the suspects. The motives behind the attack have yet to be determined.

READ: Town councilor in Nueva Ecija found dead inside car

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