ILOIILO – Four alleged supporters of retired army general and now mayoral candidate Jon Aying were suspects in yesterday’s shooting in Barangay Preciosa, Sara town.
The 50-year-old Ronnie Dorde, village chief of Barangay Preciosa, sustained gunshot wounds on the stomach.
Police provincial director Colonel Marlon Tayaba said Dorde was shot after he declined the request of Aying’s supposed supporters to campaign in Barangay Preciosa around 1:30 p.m. on Saturday.
The suspects fled on board a motorcycle after the shooting. One of them was identified as Edgar Somera, initial investigation showed. Police were still hunting them as of this writing.
“Aalamin pa natin kung ano talaga ang motibo kasi initial pa lang ang ating investigation,” said Tayaba.
But Police regional chief Director General John Bulalacao said the shooting was election-related since it involved supporters of a mayoral candidate.
Aying is running against Jesus Salcedo as mayor in the northern Iloilo town./PN