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Laguna mayor wounded in gun attack, 2 killed

/ 07:53 PM March 27, 2016

LOS BAÑOS, Laguna — Mayor Buenafrido Berris of Calauan town in Laguna province was wounded while two men were killed in a shooting attack in Calauan on Sunday afternoon, police said.

In a text message, Senior Supt. Ronnie Montejo, Laguna provincial police director, said Berris, a candidate for reelection, was taken to a hospital in San Pablo City after he was attacked at 5 p.m. in Barangay Imok in Calauan.

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Montejo said Leonardo Taningco and Emmanuel Pena died in the gun attack.

He said as of 7 p.m., details of the attack remained sketchy. He said it was not clear how Berris was related to the fatalities.

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Montejo said he was on his way to Calauan on Sunday night to check the progress of the investigation.  SFM

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