Friday, July 4, 2014

Ecija barangay chairman shot dead by car-riding gunmen

ALIAGA, Nueva Ecija – A barangay chairman was gunned down by armed men yesterday morning in this town.

          Chief Inspector Roberto Sena, police station commander, identified the victim as Rodrigo Miranda, 56, of Barangay Sto. Tomas here.

Miranda, nicknamed Ego, was a member of the Josons’ Bagong Lakas ng Nueva Ecija and a known ally of Vice Mayor Alfredo Domingo.

          Sena said Miranda was drinking coffee in the house of the barangay treasurer some eight kilometers from the town proper at around 10:20 am yesterday when the three bonnet-wearing suspects, who were boarded on an unlicensed white Hyundai car stopped and peppered him with bullets.

          The victim sustained several gunshot wounds from Armalite rifles and was rushed to a Cabanatuan hospital but was pronounced dead on arrival.

The car then sped in the direction of Cabanatuan City.

          Sena said that based on their investigation, an old grudge may have been the motive behind the killing.

           “He has many enemies,”he said of Miranda as he ruled out politics as the possible motive for the slaying. 


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