By Liezle Basa Inigo
San Carlos City, Pangasinan – A public school principal was shot dead Tuesday morning while on his way to submit reports to the Department of Education Division Office in Lingayen Pangasinan.
The victim, Maximo Jimenez, 64, principal of San Vicente Elementary School in Bayambang Pangasinan, was shot dead at around 10:50 a.m. in Sitio Silapan, Barangay Bolingit, the San Carlos City police said.
Based on investigation, Jimenez was driving a motorcycle when he was waylaid by two armed assassins who were also on board separate motorcycles.
The victim was rushed to the Pangasinan Provincial Hospital where he was declared dead on arrival by the attending physician.
Recovered from the scene of the crime were spent shells from a .45 caliber pistol.
The suspects, who immediately sped off after the attack, are now being pursued by the police.
Further investigation is ongoing to determine the possible motive of the shooting and possibly indentify the killers or those behind the shooting.