The bullet that killed Tanauan, Batangas Mayor Tony Halili came from an alleged sniper gun.
Mayor Halili was shot in the chest while attending the flag raising ceremony in the city hall. Halili was standing beside other officials of Tanuan, including Vice mayor Jhoanna Corona-Villamore.
After being shot, Halili was able to take a few more steps before collapsing to the ground.
On another video from the City Information Office showed the local executive’s last moments before a gunshot was heard, as the camera was panned away from him.
In an interview with DZRH, Tanauan Police Chief Supt. Renato Mercado disclosed that their team has seen traces of the alleged ‘sniper’ around the area of Loyola Memorial Park.
“Yung katabi po ng city hall is a private cemetery. More or less 150 meters away from where the Mayor is standing, dun sila maaring nakapwesto,” Mercado noted in an interview with Deo “Lakay” Macalma and Atty. Cherryl Adami of Isyu.
Moreover, Mercado also said that only a trained person can administer the “sniper fire” that killed the Mayor.
Mayor Halili was rushed to C.P. Reyes Hospital but was declared dead-on-arrival at 8:45 AM after the gunshot went directly to his chest.
Halili was also tagged as the “Duterte of Tanauan” for his “Walk of Shame” propaganda or the parade of drug users and pushers.