IMUS CITY, Cavite: A police official assigned to the Southern Police District (SPD) in the National Capital Region was killed by unknown suspects early Monday in Lakersfield Subdivision and Alapan Road in Barangay Alapan 1-B in this city.

According to Cpl. Jessie Villanueva of Imus police, also case investigator, Capt. Ariel Ilagan, 48, was shot dead by the assailants.

Wounded in the attack were Ilagan’s wife Mary Grace, also 48, and a private employee, and their daughter Audrey Gale, 20, a student.

The Ilagans are residents of Block 1, Lot 12, Lakersfield Subdivision, Toclong, Kawit, Cavite.

Around 6:15 a.m. of Monday, the family was on board a Toyota Fortuner (AAO 5161) on their way to work and school.

Upon reaching Alapan Road, the Ilagans were ambushed, with the suspects firing at the family using an M16 Armalite rifle.

IThe SPD police captain sustained gunshot wounds in different parts of the body and died instantly,

Mary Grace was wounded in the right arm and Audrey Gale, in the left leg.

All three were brought to Our Lady of the Pillar Hospital in Sara Subdivision in Barangay Bayan Luma 1 for medical treatment.

The attackers fled onboard a red Toyota Innova, which had no registration plate, according to witnesses.