Punong barangay stabbed dead in Masbate

MASBATE CITY-- A village chief here succumbed to fatal wounds he sustained in a stabbing incident early morning today(February 28).

In a report received by BICOLSTANDARD.COM from the Police Regional Office 5,  an unidentified assailant inflicted multiple stab wounds on different parts of the barangay captain's body.

The incident occurred at the Eighteen Seventeen Bar and Grill located at Ibanez St., Brgy. JT Fernandez at 12:50 a.m. 

Police confirmed that the victim was Ariel Verano Lerit, a media personality. He is also the punong barangay of Brgy. Anas here.

The victim was rushed to Masbate Provincial Hospital, but later died while being treated.

Meantime, authorities are still determining the motive behind the killing. (BICOLSTANDARD.COM)

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