Ex-Bakhaw ‘kagawad’ shot by ‘riding-in-tandem’

first_imgThe Leganes police has no suspect yet. Soledad was jailed for illegal drugsand managed to secure his freedom just two months ago via plea bargaining, saidBarnuevo. All the six riders then proceededtoward Zarraga town. They were all wearing helmets. “We are trying to look for witnessesor security camera footages of the broad daylight shooting,” said Barnuevo. Barangay Bakhaw has long beenconsidered a haven of illegal drugs by the police and Philippine DrugEnforcement Agency. It is the home barangay of drug lord Richard Prevendido whodied in a shootout with policemen on Sept. 1, 2017. Responding Leganes policemen yesterdayrecovered from the crime scene empty bullet shells of a .45 pistol./PN He was apparently being trailed by thesix motorcycle riders, said Barnuevo. Sixty-one-year-old Virgilio Soledad,also a suspected member of the Prevendido drug group, died at the Metro IloiloHospital and Medical Center in BarangayTagbak, Jaro district of gunshot woundson the head and body. “The gunmen likely had knowledge ofhis Thursday itinerary,” said Barnuevo. The gunman had five backups orlookouts that were also on motorcycles, according to Police Staff Sergeant LeoBarnuevo of the Leganes police station. ILOILO City – A former barangay kagawad of Bakhaw, Mandurriao districthere was shot by a motorcycle-riding gunman in Barangay Poblacion, Leganes,Iloilo yesterday afternoon. Soledad, who was driving a motorcycle,was attacked at around 2:30 p.m. as he was going back to the city from Pototan,Iloilo. The barangay captain of Bakhaw thattime was a sister of Prevendido, Remia Prevendido Gregori whom gunmen riddledwith bullets in June 2018 in San Joaquin, Iloilo. Three of the riders flagged the victimdown then the gunman fired at him. Soledad was reporting to the IloiloDistrict Jail in Pototan every Thursday as part of his drug rehabilitation inrelation to his plea bargain.last_img

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