Undetermined number of armed men gunned down an incumbent barangay (village) councilor and former Civilian Armed Auxiliary (CAA) of the Philippine Army in Barangay Aya, La Libertad town, northern Negros Oriental Monday night.
Police identified the victim as Jorlan Baylon, of legal age, and a barangay councilor of Aya, who sustained multiple gunshot wounds in his body.
Initial investigation showed that Baylon was riding his motorcycle at about 7 p.m. Monday, some 200 meters away from his house, when undetermined suspects, armed with high-power firearms, shot him.
A certain Michael Himpayan, 31 years old, an active CAFGU member, and a certain Billy Santa Ana, 44 years old, a neighbor of the victim, told police they heard six successive bursts of gunfire at around 7 p.m. of the same date and immediately went to the place of the incident to verify what happened.
Upon reaching Sitio Manghuya, specifically along the barangay road more or less 200 meters away from the house of the victim, they saw Baylon on the road beside his motorcycle, lifeless and bathed in his own blood.
The victim sustained five gunshot wounds on different parts of his body, police said.
Recovered at the crime scene were two live ammunition of 12-gauge shotgun, one empty shell of caliber 45, three empty shella of caliber 7.62 (M-14), one slug of caliber 7.62 (M-14), one piece of sling holder of unknown rifle and one motorcycle. (