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Councilor shot dead

A councilor of the municipality of Sta. Catalina in Negros Oriental was shot by suspects on motorcycles and died hours later at a hospital yesterday.

An initial report from the Sta. Catalina Police Station said Rhode Anthony Vulfa Melodia was washing his car at around 7:10 a.m. at his residence in Purok 3, Barangay Poblacion when three suspects on board two motorcycles appeared and fired at him.

Melodia, 29, was shot several times. He was rushed to the Bayawan City District Hospital but he later died.

Recovered at the crime scene were four empty shells of a .45-caliber pistol.

The motive and the suspects are still unknown.*PNA

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