Village chief shot dead in Sultan Kudarat town
ISULAN, Sultan Kudarat – A barangay (village) chairman here was shot dead by still unidentified gunmen riding tandem on a motorcycle, on Wednesday, the police said.
Supt. Joefel Siason, the town police chief, said Rodrigo Mercado, 59, Barangay Sampao chairman, succumbed to multiple gunshot wounds from a .45-pistol.
The victim was on a motorcycle and was on his way to the town hall when gunned down at past 9 a.m. in Barangay Kalawag 2.
Siason said the motive of the suspects remained unknown as of Wednesday afternoon. The investigation continues, according to Siason. SFM
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