A barangay official in San Agustin, Malabon City, said to be a relative of national shooting champion Tac Padilla, was ambushed in broad daylight in Tondo, Manila, yesterday by four unidentified gunmen.
Barangay executive officer Harold ‘Chime’ Padilla, 40, was reportedly injured but is now in stable condition while his driver Christopher Roloque, 43, of San Agustin, died due to multiple gunshot wounds. Padilla’s wife, Irene, meantime, was unscathed.
Prober SPO3 Gregorio Cueto, desk officer of the MPD-Station 7, reported that the ambush took place at 9:55 a.m. while the victims were on board a brown Toyota Innova (WSI-371). The car was said to be cruising near the corner of New Antipolo and Solis Streets in Tondo when the suspects appeared, fired at the car repeatedly and then escaped on foot.
It was learned that Harold, being a barangay Ex-O, is currently active in their barangay’s campaign against illegal drug activities since Tac is the barangay chairman.
Reportedly, Harold belongs to an affluent family that owns the Spring Oil makers in Malabon.
Det. Bernard Cayabyab of the MPD-Homicide Section is looking into the case to establish the identities of the suspects and the motive behind the ambush.