CEBU CITY -- An official of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) in Central Visayas died after being gunned down Thursday night in Talamban, Cebu City.

Engineer Ciriaco Salazar, 49, was on his way home on board a Red Isuzu Crosswind with his wife, Dolores, to Villa del Rio I in Barangay Bacayan here when attacked past 7 p.m. Thursday.

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He died of multiple gunshot wounds before reaching the North General Hospital.

Police Officer 2 Edario Manatad, of the Cebu City Police Office Homicide Section, said one of the slugs tore through Salazar’s left arm and embedded itself in his chest.

Salazar was a district engineer III of the DPWH 4th Engineering District.

Near the foot of the bridge in Sitio Tigbao, Talamban, a motorcycle with two men got near Salazar’s side of the vehicle and shot him repeatedly.

Salazar was hit while his wife survived unscathed.

A foreigner who was driving near the area brought the two to the hospital.

Policemen from the Homicide Section and the Talamban police station recovered three empty shells from a .45 pistol and one slug at the crime scene.

Senior Police Officer 4 Alex Dacua, team leader of the responding homicide investigators, said they are still establishing the motive of the attack. (JTG of Sun.Star Cebu)