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Vice mayor’s aide slain in Pangasinan

VILLASIS, Pangasinan – A security escort of the vice mayor here was shot to death Tuesday by two unidentified men on Puelay-Barangobong Road in Barangay Puelay here.

Police identified the victim as Michael de Guzman, alias Mike, 49, and a resident of Villasis Pangasinan, security escort of incumbent Vice Mayor Harrie Bernabe of Rosales, Pangasinan.

Probers said the victim was driving his motorcycle at about 6:35 a.m. Tuesday when he was shot by the suspects who were on board a black Toyota Fortuner SUV without plate number.

As De Guzman fell on the pavement, one of the suspects alighted from the vehicle and fired more shots at him.

The victim died on the spot from multiple bullet wounds in the body.

Before fleeing, the suspects took the victim’s sling bag, .45-caliber pistol and two magazines.

Police recovered from the crime scene 14 fired cartridges and a deformed bullet from .45-caliber pistol.

They also recovered from the victim’s body a leather wallet containing one plastic sachet of suspected shabu, two IDs, P13,443 cash, and a watch.

Police said they have yet to establish the motive behind the killing. (LIEZLE BASA IÑIGO)