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Jones Isabela vice mayor, security aide shot dead

Jones Isabela vice mayor, security aide shot dead

The vice mayor of Jones, Isabela, and the security aide of a municipal councilor were shot dead Friday morning inside the session hall of the Jones Municipal Building, based on a report by Philstar.
A report from the Jones Police Station said Vice Mayor Florante Agustin Raspado and the still-unidentified security aide of Jones Councilor Lanie Uy were shot by the unidentified gunmen at about 11 a.m.
Police said Raspado was meeting with municipal councilors when the gunmen barged into the session hall and opened fire.
Police said the suspects then fled toward Quirino province after the shooting.
The report said elements of the Jones Police Station then conducted a hot pursuit operation against the suspects.
Acting Isabela Police director, Senior Superintendent Amorsolo dela Cruz, said in an interview over dzBB that the two suspected gunmen were later arrested after pursuing police officers caught up with their getaway vehicle – a red Mitsubishi Adventure - along the highway going to Quirino.
Dela Cruz said the suspects who were armed with M16 rifles, jumped out of their van and then engaged the pursuing police officers in a brief firefight.
Dela Cruz said the suspected gunmen are both retired soldiers.


Updated : 2021-09-20 17:18 GMT+08:00