Ex-Marikina councilor gunned down

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A former councilor of Marikina City died while another man was injured after an alleged ambush by two motorcycle-riding gunmen in Cainta, Rizal on Saturday afternoon.

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According to a report relayed to the Rizal Provincial Police Office, former Councilor Elmer Nepomuceno died after being shot on the head, while a certain Elmer Lituania took gunshot wounds on his hands; a certain Jason Villon was unharmed.

Initial investigation disclosed that the so-called riding-tandem gunmen blocked Lituania’s Hyundai Getz (ZFJ-910) along Sumulong Highway at Sitio Balanti, Barangay San Isidro in the town at around 4:45 p.m. The assailants opened fire using an Uzi sub-machine gun at Lituania and Nepomuceno, who was on the passenger seat.

Marikina’s Rescue 161 responded to the incident, but they declared Nepomuceno dead on the spot.

Some witnesses said that Nepomuceno allegedly came from Texas Cockpit Arena before the ambush.

Ghio Ong

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