A special investigation task group was created to look into the killing of a local journalist in Villasis, Pangasinan, the Philippine National Police said Wednesday.
The PNP said Police Regional Office I chief Police Brigadier General Rodolfo Azurin Jr. has condemned the killing of Virgilio Maganes.
Azurin said the SITG Maganes has now investigative leads and persons of interest that have been identified through CCTV footage near the crime scene.
Azurin appealed to the public to help them by providing information which could lead to the arrest of the suspects. Citizens could provide information through the following contact numbers:
- I-TEXT MO KAY RD: (PNPPRO1) space (Message) send to 74447701 and the
- Pangasinan Provincial Police Office: 09369097844, 09171489938, (075) 542-7185.
Police said Maganes was about to enter his residential compound in Barangay San Blas when two unidentified suspects, on board a motorcycle, fired shots at him for six times.
The perpetrators of the crime were able to escape, authorities said. — Anna Felicia Bajo/RSJ, GMA News