Ex-councilor killed, aide wounded in shooting in Pangasinan

Published November 16, 2018, 12:44 PM

by AJ Siytangco

By Liezle Basa Iñigo 

BAYAMBANG, Pangasinan —A former councilor of this municipality was killed while an administrative aide of Bayambang National High School was wounded in a shooting incident at barangay Zone 2 on Friday.

Senior Supt.Wilzon Joseph Lopez, Pangasinan Police Provincial director, identified the victims as Levin Uy, managing director of the Kasama Kita sa Barangay Foundation, a nongovernment organization and school administrative aide Cesar Salosagcol.

“Kasalukuyang nagjo-jogging ang dalawa malapit sa dike nang paputukan ang mga ito,” Lopez told Manila Bulletin. Lopez said they were shot by still unidentified assailants who fled on foot after the incident.

Uy was a candidate for councilor in the same town in the May 2019 elections.

An initial police report said Uy and Salosagcol sustained multiple gunshot wounds and were rushed to the Bayambang District Hospital for medical treatment.

However, Uy was declared dead on arrival by the attending physician while Salosagcol was still under medical operation

Police recovered two empty cartridges of caliber .45 from the crime scene.

The Bayambang police and nearby police stations are currently conducting pursuit operation for the possible arrest of the suspects.