‘Ka­gawad’ shot dead in Que­zon

Manila Bulletin - - Luzon News - By DANNY J. ESTACIO

MULANAY, Que­zon — A 43-year-old vil­lage coun­cil­man who just got re­elected last Mon­day was gunned down by a still uniden­ti­fied shooter wear­ing a crash hel­met in Barangay Sta. Rosa, this town, yes­ter­day morn­ing.

Chief In­spec­tor Joselito Araja, lo­cal chief of po­lice, said Ka­gawad Felix Bari­ata Moldon, mar­ried and res­i­dent of Barangay Sta. Rosa was stand­ing on the road­side when he was shot at 7:45 a.m.

Quot­ing wit­nesses, Araja said the gun­man was wear­ing a black leather jacket and armed with a short firearm when he opened fire at Moldon at close range. The killer im­me­di­ately fled the scene af­ter the vic­tim fell on the ground.

Res­i­dents helped take the vil­lage coun­cil­man to the Catanauan Dis­trict Hos­pi­tal in the neigh­bor­ing mu­nic­i­pal­ity, but it was too late. Moldon suc­cumbed to mul­ti­ple bul­let wounds in the body.

Araja said homi­cide in­ves­ti­ga­tors col­lected five bul­let cas­ings and two de­formed slugs at the crime scene and that closed­cir­cuit tele­vi­sion (CCTV) footage in the area was un­der re­view in a bid to iden­tify the as­sailant.

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