ORMOC CITY—A village chairman together with one of his councilors and a barangay tanod member were killed in a gun attack on Saturday (Feb. 24) night in Barangay Daja Diot, San Isidro, Leyte.

Town police chief, Major Reymund Quinagutan, identified the casualties as Elizalde Tabon, 55, barangay chairman; Paul Al Mandero, 52, village councilor; and Rusty Salazar, barangay tanod member.

All three were inside their barangay hall when the armed perpetrators barged in and shot them repeatedly, the police officer said.

Another village watchman, Alex Bacor, who was at the gate of the barangay hall, was also hit but managed to survive.

Major Quinagutan, in a telephone interview, said that the incident occurred at about 9:30 pm while the victims were inside the barangay hall for a meeting.

He said that Tabon and Mandero were hit on their heads while Bacor sustained a bullet wound on his right shoulder and is now recuperating in a hospital in the nearby town of Calubian.

The four armed suspects, who were separately on board a motorcycle, immediately fled after the shooting incident.

Quinagutan also said that they have yet to determine the identities of the suspects and their motive.