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Ex-Ecija village chief killed by RIT gunmen

  • Written by Steve A. Gosuico
  • Published in Provincial
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CUYAPO, Nueva Ecija 

-- A former barangay captain was gunned down by motorcycle-riding assassins here yesterday.  Town police officer-in-charge Supt. Felix B. Castro Jr. identified the slain victim as Ruben Lawig, former

barangay captain of Bgy. Baloy, this town.
   
The attack was pulled off by two unidentified gunmen riding a black Kawasaki Rouser motorcycle on Cuyapo-Talugtug Road in Purok 3, Bgy. Baloy, at 10 a.m.
   
Police said the victim died on the spot.
   
Castro said Lawig was driving his blue Kawasaki Fury 125 motorcycle on his way home from the town proper when the suspects tailed him and upon reaching Bgy. Baloy, the back rider shot him several times in the body.
   
Afterwhich, they fled towards Talugtug town.
   
Probers recovered two fired cartridge cases for cal. .45 at the scene.
   
Castro said they are still investigating the motive behind the killing.