Barangay captain ambushed in Valenzuela

Posted at 06/17/2012 2:54 PM

MANILA, Philippines – The barangay captain of Barangay Libtong in Meycauayan, Bulacan was killed after he was ambushed in Barangay Malanday, Valenzuela City Sunday morning.

Senior superintendent Wilben Mayor said the victim, who was identified as Lauro Evangelista, was declared dead on arrival at the Meycauyan Doctors Hospital.

Initial report said Evangelista was in front of a cockpit when two unidentified suspects riding a motorcycle went near him and gunned him down.

The suspects were able to escape but authorities are already hunting them down. – from a report by Dennis Datu, dzMM