By Liezle Basa Iñigo
Rosales, Pangasinan — A barangay chairman, husband of Rosales Mayor Susan Casareno, was shot dead by unknown assailants on Dec.3 in Brgy. Carmay East, Rosales, Pangasinan.
Victim Reynaldo Casareno, 56, incumbent chairman of Barangay Tomana East, Rosales, Pangasinan, sustained multiple bullet wounds that caused his immediate death.
Probers said around 1:00 a.m. on Dec. 3, Rosales police received a telephone call from Barangay Casanicolasan, Rosales Chairman Dindo Licudo, 49, that his cousin, Casareno, was shot by unidentified perpetrators who fled northwards after the incident.
” Kagagaling lang sa lamayan ang biktima nang mangyari ang pamamaril at posibleng tinambanagan na rin,” a resident said. (The victim had just come from a wake when he was shot. It’s possible they were lying in wait for him.)
Police have yet to determine a motive for the crime.