Ex-Iloilo City police chief shot dead

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The former director of the Iloilo City Police Office (ICPO) was gunned down in Mandaluyong City, Metro Manila on Thursday afternoon, July 30.

Retired police senior superintendent Wesley Barayuga, who sits as the board secretary of the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO), was killed by a motorcycle-riding gunman at the corner of Calbayog and Malinaw Street.

In a report by GMA News, Mandaluyong police chief Police Colonel Hector Grajaldo said Barayuga was in a government car when he was shot.

The victim, based on closed- circuit television (CCTV) footage, was shot through the passenger side.

“Kakatapos lang yata mag-trabaho o galing sa opisina, on the way na siguro itong pauwi, eh, nagkaroon ng ano- sinundan siguro ng suspect natin,” Grijaldo said.

“May isa pong kotse na medyo slow down po siya kasi intersection sa unahin tapos biglang tinabihan po to ng suspect at tinira sa passenger side po,” he further said.

Barayuga's driver was also shot by the suspect. He is currently confined in a hospital.

“Ito pong biktima natin nasa passenger side. May driver po siya. Ngayon na-evac na po natin, papuntang hospital. Hindi pa po natin [alam] kung ano ‘yung sitwasyon nung driver," Grijaldo said.

"Pero nung inalis po namin dito sa crime scene buhay pa naman po,” he added.

Barayuga served as director of ICPO for two years from 2006 to 2008.IMT

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