MANILA, Philippines – The 61-year-old bodyguard of Santa, Ilocos Sur Vice Mayor Jesus Bueno Jr. was shot dead in Vigan early Wednesday.
Pablico Redoque died of multiple gunshot wounds all over his body.
Police investigation showed that Redoque and his companion Ricardo Molina were shot by gunmen on board a red Honda Civic outside a videoke bar.
Molina sustained a gunshot wound on his left leg and is currently recovering in a hospital.
Police recovered from the scene 23 shells from a caliber .40 firearm and several shells from a 9mm gun.
A caliber .45 gun was recovered from Redoque.
Police are investigating if the incident is linked to the victim’s affiliation with the Santa vice mayor. -- Report from Kim Lorenzo, ABS-CBN News Ilocos