Quezon town councilor gunned down
LUCENA CITY – A municipal councilor of Dolores town in Quezon province was gunned down early Friday (November 18), police said.
A spot report from Dolores police said Orlando Barsomo, 47, was shot by a still unidentified assailant using an unknown gun caliber at 3:15 a.m. while doing his walking exercise in Barangay Dagatan.
Investigators said the gunman fled and left his target dead.
The victim, a bachelor who was on his third term as a town councilor, was also a former village chieftain of Dagatan, located five kilometers away from the town proper.
An investigation was underway to establish the motive behind the incident.
Police also launched a manhunt operation to arrest the killer.
Last July, Danilo Amat, a former vice mayor of Dolores, was also gunned down while driving his car in neighboring San Pablo City, Laguna.
His three former bodyguards were arrested and charged with murder. The police said politics and personal grudge were the motives for the killing. INQ
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