Barangay chairman in Pangasinan gunned down

Published July 16, 2021, 2:20 PM

by Liezle Basa Iñigo

LINGAYEN, Pangasinan – A barangay captain here was fatally shot by gunmen onboard a motorcycle before midnight Wednesday, July 14.

And police are eyeing politics or old grudge as motive for the killing.

Police identified the victim as Frederick Abalos, chairman of Barangay Balococ.

Investigation showed that Abalos was on his way to Barangay Balococ on board a tricycle when the suspects appeared at Barangay Quibaol dike and opened fire at him.

Abalos sustained multiple bullet wounds and was taken to a hospital here where he was declared dead while the suspects fled towards an unknown direction.

Lingayen police are conducting followup investigation and are trying to obtain a copy of CCTV footages in the area that could shed light on the murder.

 
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