THE police chief of Paranas town in Samar was gunned down by unidentified motorcycle riding gunman on Tuesday while drinking with friends in front of a videoke bar along Gomez Street. Reports reaching Camp Crame said Senior Insp. Lucino Lopido was sustained gunshot wounds in the chest and was rushed to the Tacloban City Hospital where he expired. Tacloban City Police chief Senior Supt. Domingo Say Cabilan said in the report that Lopido was shot at close range by the gunman who immediately fled leaving behind a motorcycle and a cap. Recovered from the crime scene were several slugs of 9mm pistol. Investigation is underway to determine the identity of the killer and the motive of the killing.