Village official shot dead in Isabela

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Dec 19 2012 08:52 PM | Updated as of Dec 20 2012 04:52 AM

MANILA, Philippines - A barangay councilor was shot dead by unidentified gunmen in Barangay Bagnos, Aurora, Isabela Tuesday night.

The victim was identified as 53-year-old Pedencio Domingo.

Isabela Police Provincial Director Frank Mabanag said investigations showed that the assailants entered  Domingo's home while he was drinking with his friends and shot him in the head.

The witnesses failed to stop the suspects from escaping.

Police said the incident was the second shooting in Isabela this week.

Earlier, a lawyer’s assistant, Benjamin Girilo, was also gunned down in Sta. Maria, Isabela.

Authorities have yet to determine if the two incidents are linked. Investigations are still ongoing. -- Report from Rachel Itchon, dzMM