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Vice town mayor killed in C. Philippines

05-04-2012 13:54 BJT

MANILA, May 4 (Xinhua) -- A vice mayor in central Philippine province of Capiz was shot dead Friday morning, police said.

Unidentified lone gunman shot Abel Martinez, vice mayor of Mambusao town, at around 6:00 a.m. in front of his house in Poblacion village of the same municipality, Philippine National Police Spokesman Chief Superintendent Agrimero Cruz Jr. said.

Initial investigation disclosed that the victim was standing in front of his house talking to a retired policeman when he was shot.

The victim was immediately brought to Mambusao hospital for medical treatment but expired later.

Martinez sustained five gunshot wounds on the face and body, Cruz said.

The suspect fled and further investigation and pursuit operation against the assailant have been on-going.

Editor:Wang Lingfei |Source: Xinhua

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