South Cotabato village chairman shot dead in Polomolok market
KORONADAL CITY, Philippines —A barangay chairman in Polomolok, South Cotabato was shot dead on New Year’s Eve at the town’s public market.
Abdullah Nilong II, chair of Barangay Lapu of Polomolok town, had just emerged from a drug store and was walking along Miranda Street at the town’s public market when a man wearing a full-face motorcycle helmet shot him in the head and body at past 1 p.m. Tuesday, according to Lt. Colonel Lino Capellan, spokesman of the Region 12 police.
Police said after shooting, the gunman walked away and boarded a motorcycle being driven by his cohort.
Capellan said Nilong was alone when the incident happened in front of several people who were then doing their rush-hour shopping.
Recovered at the scene were four spent caliber .45 shells.
Nilong, a Muslim, was immediately buried after the shooting by his relatives according to Islamic rites.
Edited by MUF
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