Village dad in high-value target list shot dead in Pangasinan

BANI, Pangasinan — A village councilor tagged by the police as a high-value target for his alleged involvement in illegal drugs was shot dead by unidentified gunmen at about 7:45 p.m. on Oct. 13 in Barangay Ambabaay, Bani.

The victim was Ryan Jay Cabacungan, 36, incumbent village councilor and a resident of Ambabaay, Bani, who was shot by unidentified persons allegedly on board a white van without plate number.

The victim was having a drinking spree with Raul Cabacungan and Mark Niel Ignacio in front of the residence of Cabacungan when fired upon by the unidentified suspect.

The victim was rushed to the Western Pangasinan District Hospital in Alaminos City where he was pronounced dead on arrival by the attending physician due to his multiple gunshot wounds.

The police are investigating whether the victim’s alleged involvement on illegal drugs had something to do with the incident.