CAMP SIMEON A. OLA, Legazpi City, Jan. 16 (PNA) -- A 56-year-old village chieftain died on the spot in front of his wife when an unidentified gunman shot him while he was parking his motorcycle in front of their house in Barangay Cabangcalan, Placer, Masbate at 2 a.m. Saturday.
A police report identified the victim as barangay captain Jonathan Sullera who was shot by the suspect with a .45-caliber pistol.
Sullera's wife, who could not identify the suspect due to darkness, immediately sought the assistance of other village officials.
The report said the couple had just come from Sitio Francisco where they joined in the celebration of its community feast.
Police are now investigating whether the incident is election related or not since the Sullera was known to be supporting a local town candidate.(PNA) RMA/FGS/EMC/CBD/pjn