Masbate town vice mayor gunned down in Sampaloc, Manila

The vice mayor of Batuan in Masbate was shot dead on the morning of Wednesday in Sampaloc, Manila.

Vice Mayor Charlie Yuson III was killed on the spot, while his two companions identified as Wilfredo Pineda and Alberto Alforte were both rushed to the UST Hospital for further treatment.

According to the initial investigation, the victims were having their breakfast in front of a certain house in Vicente Cruz Street in Manila when unidentified assailants suddenly attacked them.

The suspects immediately fled the scene using a gray van with plate number CM 8804.

The said van was also seen in the CCTV footage released to the media.

Investigation is still ongoing, Manila Police District said in a statement.

Yuson is the 20th local government official killed under President Rodrigo Roa Duterte’s term since 2016.

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