CAMP DIEGO SILANG, La Union – The chair of Barangay San Simon in Aringay, allegedly engaged in illegal drugs trade, was gunned down on Saturday night by unidentified suspects riding on a motorcycle. .
Chief Inspector Silverio Ordinado Jr, La Union police information officer, identified the victim as Edwin Busto, 47, listed in the town’s drug watchlist as high value target.
Ordinado said Busto was about to board their service vehicle at around 7:00 p.m. in Barangay Poblacion about 200 meters from police station
when the riding in tandem assailants approached him and shot him several times on the different parts of his head and body.
Victim was rushed to the La Union Medical Center in Agoo town but was declared dead upon arrival.
Suspects fled immediately after the incident while police recovered several empty shells of calibre 45 pistol at the crime scene.
Investigation is still being conducted by joint police operatives.