By Erma Edera
A village chairman was gunned down by motorcycle-riding in tandem in Tondo, Manila on Friday morning.
Police Senior Master Sergeant Bernardo Cayabyab of the Manila Police District Homicide Section identified the victim as Alfredo Lansigan, 48, married, chairman of Barangay 161, Zone 14, Gagalangin, Tondo Manila.
He was rushed to Chinese General Hospital but he was declared dead after sustaining five gunshot wounds on the different parts of his body.
Cayabyab said the incident happened at around 9:30 a.m. on August 16 along Dagupan Extension corner Solis Street, Gagalangin, Tondo, Manila.
A closed-circuit television footage showed Lansingan was riding his motorcycle when two onboard a motorcycle without a plate number shot him repeatedly until he fell on the pavement. The suspects immediately sped off to Solis Street, Manila.
In an interview with the chairman’s secretary, Joan Santos, Lansingan was receiving death threats, one week before the incident.
Santos also said that someone called the chairman on his phone and he immediately left their house.
According to Cayabyab, they are still looking the motive behind the killing.
Recovered from the crime scene were four fired cartridges.
A follow-up investigation is now underway to determine the identity of the gunmen, he added.