First Posted 03:00 PM 09/07/2023

Consuegra, Leyte — An incumbent Sangguniang Barangay Member (SBM) who is running as Barangay Chairman on the Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan election next month is fighting for his dear life at a private hospital here after unidentified suspects on board and SUV about 7:45 in the morning today, September 7, in Sitio Naga, Brgy. Consuegra, Leyte, Leyte.

Leyte COP Police Capt. Rush Alvarado identified the victim as Junie Dela Peña, 51, married, Barangay Kagawad and a resident of Brgy. Tag-abaca, Leyte, Leyte.

The police said that at about 8:10 in the morning today, the local police received a call from no less that Hon. Arnold James Ysidoro Municipal mayor of Leyte, Leyte informing their office regarding a shooting incident that transpired at Brgy. Tag-abaca, Leyte, Leyte. The police immediately responded to the area to verify the veracity of the said report.

Initial investigation conducted disclosed that the victim was driving a chariot center cab color blue and was travelling heading towards Brgy. Tag-abaca, Leyte, Leyte, together with his passenger Rosalia Gondong upon reaching Sitio Naga, the suspects who were on board a Toyota Hilux pick-up suddenly appeared from behind the chariot center cab. However, when the said vehicle was about to overtake the center cab, the two passengers who were occupying the passenger of the Toyota Hi-lux shot the victim several times hitting on the later different parts of the victim’s body.

The victim was immediately brought to a private hospital in Ormoc City and still fighting for his dear life as of press time and being intubated.

The suspects according to witnesses were three unidentified male persons wearing black jackets on-board in a Toyota Hilux pick-up color cream.


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