A member of the Philippine Army was shot dead by two gunmen in Nueva Ecija Saturday late afternoon.
Initial investigation showed that Army T/Sgt. Noli Suliano Pelayo, assigned to the 7th Infantry Division in Fort Magsaysay, Palayan City, bore several gunshot wounds to the body.
Police said Pelayo was riding with his son and daughter on a motorcycle traveling along Barangay Palomaria, Bongabon past 5 p.m. when the two gunmen, riding in tandem on another motorbike, tailed them.
The assailants shot Pelayo point blank several times. The two also took the victim’s cellular phone and .38 revolver before speeding away, police said.
A police report did not mention if the Pelayo children were hurt during the attack.
Police are still investigating the case.