A VILLAGE official was shot and killed by riding in tandem gunmen in the province of Zamboanga Sibugay, the police reported Monday.
Zamboanga Sibugay Police Director Romulo Cleve Taboso identified the victim as Jonie Cesneros, 31, councilor in the village of Cayamcam, Tungawan municipality.
Taboso said Cesneros was shot and killed around 3 p.m. Sunday at the junction of Cayamcam village, Tungawan, Zamboanga Sibugay.
Taboso said investigation showed Cesneros was shot and killed by the riding in tandem gunmen just after he alighted from a passenger bus coming from Zamboanga City.
He said the personnel detailed at the nearby Community Police Action Center (Compac) responded and opened fire hitting one of the suspects, the back rider.
However, he said the suspects managed to escape and remain at large.
He said investigation continues in a bid to establish the motive and unmask the identities of the suspects.