MANILA, Philippines – An official of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) was shot dead by unidentified gunmen in an ambush last night in Cebu City, a radio report said.
Ciriaco Salazar, 49, district engineer III of the DPWH 4th Engineering District, suffered three gunshot wounds in the chest, the report added.
Initial report revealed that Salazar was with his wife Dolores around 7 p.m. on board a red Isuzu Crosswind in Tambalan, Cebu City, when two motorcycle gunmen fired at the victims.
The Salazar couple were on their way home to Villa del Rio I in Brgy. Bacayan during the attack.
Salazar's wife was unhurt during the ambush, police said, adding that they are still looking into the motive of the killing.
- By Dennis Carcamo (Philstar News Service, www.philstar.com)