Barangay official gunned down by 'riding-in-tandem'


Posted at Mar 09 2014 06:09 PM | Updated as of Mar 10 2014 02:09 AM

MANILA -- A barangay official was shot dead by unidentified motorcycle-riding gunmen in Biñan, Laguna Saturday.

According to a witness, the victim, identified as Jesus Lacson, was eating in a canteen when the suspects approached and shot him.

The victim was immediately brought to the hospital but did not survive.

Some of his relatives said the victim has been receiving threats after he won as councilor in last year's barangay election.

The police are still investigating the motive behind the crime. They have also invited several people who might be helpful in the investigation.

A follow-up operation against the suspects is now ongoing. -- report from Jeck Batallones, ABS-CBN News