Manila village councilman shot dead

ABS-CBN News

Posted at May 02 2014 10:25 AM | Updated as of May 02 2014 08:20 PM

MANILA – A village councilman was gunned down while he was sleeping in his home in Binondo, Manila on Friday morning.

Jesus Lita, councilman of Barangay 286 in Zone 26, was sleeping inside his house along Valderama Street when the unknown suspect barged in and shot him dead using a .45-caliber pistol.

Lita was pronounced dead on arrival at the hospital.

Authorities have yet to determine the motive behind Lita's killing. They are looking into Lita's anti-crime drive as the reason behind his murder. – report from Noel Alamar, dzMM