A vice mayor from Tawi-Tawi died after being ambushed while stuck in traffic.
The casualty was identified as Vice Mayor Alrasid Mohammad Alih, 53 years old.
Alih was declared dead on arrival in the hospital after being gunned down by a single shooter while onboard his Toyota Innova, plate number KDV-514 on Wednesday afternoon.
According to reports, Alih accompanied by his driver, an unidentified female and a police escort just left the city hall when the incident happened along Governor Alvarez Avenue.
Recovered from the crime scene were four empty shells of a caliber 45.
Authorities are now investigating the motive of the ambush and who is behind it.