Lawyer gunned down in Tuguegarao


Posted at May 15 2014 12:33 AM | Updated as of May 15 2014 10:00 PM

TUGUEGARAO (UPDATED/CORRECTED) – Atty. Isagani Garcia, the lawyer of a person who filed four cases against Tuguegarao Mayor Jefferson Soriano, was gunned down in Bagay Road, San Gabriel in Tuguegarao City on Wednesday, according to reports.

Atty. Isagani Garcia was shot in Bagay Road, San Gabriel in Tuguegarao City, police confirmed to ABS-CBN News.

Garcia is the lawyer of Myla Ting, who filed 4 complaints against Tuguegarao City Mayor Jefferson Soriano. (An earlier version of this story incorrectly identified Garcia as the one who filed the case against the mayor.)

According to Cagayan provincial police director Sr. Supt. Gregorio Lim, Garcia was shot several times by gunmen on a motorcycle.

The 35-year-old lawyer, a native of Tumauini, Isabela who resided at Alimanao, Penablanca, Cagayan, was immediately taken to St. Paul's Hospital where he was pronounced dead by Dr. Katrina Sumalabe around 9 p.m.

Garcia’s family has not issued any statement as of posting. - From a report by Darlene Gemino, ABS-CBN News Cagayan Velley