A VILLAGE councilman was killed while a watchman was critically wounded when unidentified riding-in-tandem suspects shot them the other night in Batangas City.
The fatality was identified as Ariel Villamor Hernandez, 54, married, kagawad of Bgy. Balagtas, Batangas City. Taken to the hospital for treatment of gunshot wound in the face was Francisco Quienes Ilao, 39.
The incident occurred at 10:45 p.m. on Diversion Road, Bgy. Balagtas.
Accordingly, the victims were on board a barangay patrol Mitsubishi L300 van (SGB-275) driven by the village watchman when they were peppered with bullets by the suspects on board a motorcycle.
The village official sustained multiple gunshot wounds in the body that caused his instantaneous death.
It was also learned that Hernandez is listed as number 651st on the drug watchlist of the police station.