Pastor shot dead in Laoag City

A pastor of the Church of Christ who is also provincial coordinator of the lst Kabagis Partylist was shot dead by still unidentified suspects in Barangay 9 here at about 8:30 a.m. today (April 4).

A police report said that Pastor Macario Campañano, 40, was dead on arrival at the Gov Roque Ablan Sr Memorial Hospital after he was shot once by the suspects who used a hand gun.

Campañano, a native of Barangay Tagipuro, Bangui, Ilocos Norte and temporarily residing here, was talking with a fellow pastor who was not identified when he was gunned down by the suspects.

He was immediately rushed to the hospital but died along the way.

The victim suffered one gunshot wound in the jaw and the bullet of a Cal. 45 pistol exited through his nape.The wife of the victim, Mina Campañano, said she did not know of any reason why her husband was killed.

But she admitted that in past elections, Pastor Campañano helped some politicians in their campaigns.

However in this election, the victim is now only campaigning for the lst Kabagis Partylist.