Lapu-Lapu City village chief wounded in shooting
CEBU CITY– A village chief in Lapu-Lapu City, Mactan Island in Cebu was shot and wounded early Saturday night by still unknown assailants, police said.
Basak Barangay Captain Isabelito Darnayla was headed for the village center driving his pick up about 7:30 p.m. when he was waylaid just about 400 meters from the Barangay Hall, said Chief Insp. Mark Gifter Sucalit, chief of the Lapu-Lapu City Police Office’s City Intelligence Branch (CIB).
Sucalit said Darnayla, 53, was forced to stop his vehicle when a tricycle suddenly blocked his path. Right then, an unknown assailant came on foot and shot him several times.
Darnayla was reportedly hit on the left shoulder area and was rushed to the Mactan Doctors Hospital for treatment.
P01 Efren Labiste, one of the investigators, said they were still conducting follow up operations and were not sure how many suspects were involved in the incident.
Subscribe to our daily newsletter
Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.