Calbayog City employee SLAIN in Ambush

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Calbayog City, Samar: A city hall employee was shot dead in broad daylight ambush by a gunmen backriding two motorcycles on Monday in Barangay Matobato here. Police identified the victim as Joe Patrick Lentejas, 40, maintenance and construction foreman under the Office of the Mayor. The victim was on board his new Mitsubishi Mirage car on his way home at about 11 a.m. when the suspects on two motorcycles tailing his car fired several shots at him causing the car to ram on one of the motorcycles. Lentejas was pronounced dead on arrival at the hospital from multiple gunshot wounds in the body. Josephine Mendoza, a civil society member in Calbayog told The Manila Times that four shooting incidents that killed seven persons and wounded three happened in Calbayog since last month. Meanwhile, Mayor Ronald Aquino, the PNP regional director and the 803rd brigade based in Catarman, Northern Samar formed Task Force Cagasmas (Calbayog, Gandara, Santa Margarita and San Jorge, all in Western Samar) to destroyed and dismantle the Private Armed Groups (PAGS) allegedly controlled and protected by some politicians in Samar.

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