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Albuera, Leyte mayor’s lawyer killed in ambush

(photo credit: @pnp.pio)
(photo credit: @pnp.pio)

The lawyer of Albuera, Leyte Mayor Rolando Espinosa was killed in an ambush in Brgy. Lumban, Tacloban City.

The victim, identified as Atty. Rogelio Bato Jr., legal counsel of Espinosa was included in the ‘narco list’ of President Rodrigo Duterte.

Based on investigation, Bato’s maroon Toyota Hilux was parked when a white pick-up pulled up beside it and an unknown number of armed individuals started firing.

The lawyer was killed together with a 15 year old girl, wearing a school uniform from Sagkahan National High School.

The two victims sustained gunshot wounds in different parts of their bodies and may have died immediately, police said.

Found at the crime scene were a still unidentified number of slugs from a caliber .45 pistol and M-16 rifle.

Tacloban Police continue to investigate the incident.

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