CARANGLAN, Nueva Ecija — Suspected communist rebels shot dead the caretaker of a construction site and opened fire on responding policemen in Caranglan town, Nueva Ecija early Wednesday morning.
Senior Superintendent Eliseo Tanding, provincial police director, said Sixto Tabon, 44, of Barangay Putlan, died of multiple gunshot wounds.
The killers also hit the rear of a police patrol vehicle that rushed to the scene of the crime. No policeman was hurt.
Investigators recovered 18 .45 caliber and 9 mm slugs.