ILOILO City – A job hire of the citygovernment was shot to death by unidentified motorcycle-riding assailants whileattending a birthday party in Barangay Tacas, Jaro district. Siacon said that Argenal was tagged as a“high-value” drug target and was allegedly under the groups of Ernesto Bolivarand Richard Previndido. Siacon also said the victim was linked inthe killing of a provincial survey aide of the Department of AgrarianReform 6 last June 6 in Barangay Tagbak, Jaro district. Recovered from the crime scene werethree empty shells of a .45-caliber pistol. “He (Argenal) was our suspect in killingSalario through his tattoo on his left foot but the case was not filed becauseof lack of evidence and witnesses. He was also reportedly a gun-for-hiresuspect. We could not really ascertain the motive because of his involvementsin several criminal cases,” Siacon added. One of the suspects peppered Argenal withbullets. Argenal was attending a birthday partyin the house of Lino Londres and they were having a drinking session, Siacon added. “Argenal was also tagged as the suspectin the shooting of Noli Cayanan sometime in 2015, but the case was settled,” hesaid. The 30-year-old Felix Argenal Jr. diedof gunshot wounds on the body and head. As of now, the police are stillgathering evidences and looking for the witnesses who were in the area when thevictim was killed. “We are trying to get the footage fromthe closed-circuit television in the vicinity and hopefully we can identifythem (suspects),” Siacon said./PN “Based on our investigation, two backriders were seen in the area. One of them shot the victim and told the peopleinside to drop while his accomplice served as lookout,” Siacon told Panay News. According to Siacon, four armed men,wearing helmets and face masks, alighted from their motorcycles in front of Londres’house. The two back riders then went inside. Jaro Police station chief CaptainEduardo Siacon said the shooting happened around 11 p.m. on Friday.