Pampanga village chief, driver killed in ambush

Pampanga village chief, driver killed in ambush

Pampanga village chief, driver killed in ambush

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga — The village chief of Barangay San Pedro Cutud was killed in an ambush at past 4 p.m. on Tuesday, June 11.

The police scene of the crime operatives found no sign of life in Matt Ryan de la Cruz, 37, and his driver who sustained around 10 gunshot wounds, as they slumped on the front seats.


A live telecast of local television network CLTV36 showed the village official’s red car parked beside a gas pump station some 200 meters from the city’s new public market.


De la Cruz’s driver reportedly got down from the car and came back as it was being reloaded with gas when the gunman, reportedly using a long firearm, began firing, a witness reported.

READ: Village chief, wife gunned down in Asturias, Cebu

Relatives told a reporter at the scene that before the ambush, the village chief came from the barangay hall where he was assisting someone who had a medical request.

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