Ilocos Sur Village Chair Shot Dead


CAMP FLORENDO, La Union – The chairman of Barangay Salvacion, Tagudin, Ilocos Sur was shot dead last Monday night by a resident for still unknown reasons.

Police identified the victim as Baltazar Lodia, Sr. and the the suspect, who fled immediately after the shooting, as Rufino Gonzaga.

Lodia was brought to the Ilocos Sur District Hospital in Tagudin but was pronounced dead-on- arrival due to gunshot wounds on his body.

The police are still conducting investigation to determine the motive of the incident while manhunt operation against the suspect was also being done.

Investigqtors have yet to determine the kind of firearm used in the killing. Jun Elias/


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