Gunman kills local gov’t exec in Batangas

A band of alleged communist NPA rebels and Army soldiers clashed in Lobo town in Batangas province on Monday morning, the military said. illegal guns clash child deathLUCENA CITY—A local government official in Lobo town in Batangas province was shot and killed by a lone gunman on Thursday night.

The Batangas police reported Friday, August 12 that Romeo Sulit, 61, the municipal council secretary, was delivering a speech around 8 p.m. at a debut party in Barangay Tayuman, when an assailant approached him from behind and shot him.

The gunman wore a green jacket, black shorts, and a hat.

He fled on foot and left his target with a fatal bullet wound at the back of his head.

The police said Sulit, a former vice mayor of Lobo, was brought to Batangas Medical Center in Batangas City for treatment.

Captain Roy Cuevas, Lobo police chief, said Sulit died at 12:34 a.m.

Cuevas said they were interviewing witnesses and collecting footage from security cameras at the crime scene to identify the killer. INQ


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