Laguna town mayor wounded in ambush; 2 companions dead on the spot

Laguna town mayor wounded in ambush; 2 companions dead on the spot

CALAUAN, Laguna — Reelectionist Mayor George Berris of this town was wounded while his two companions were killed in an ambush by still unidentified gunmen at about 5 p.m. Sunday at Imok Village here.

According to a report from the Laguna police, the suspects immediately fled from the crime scene.

Berris was rushed to a hospital in the nearby City of San Pablo for treatment, while his companions, Leonardo Taningco and Emmanuel Pena, were pronounced dead on the spot.

Follow-up operations were immediately conducted.

The San Pablo City police recovered a green Toyota Corolla with Plate Number PSP 326 which was believed used as getaway car by the suspects.

Police said further investigation is ongoing to ascertain the motive and the identities of the suspects. Robert Maico/PNA/northboundasia.com