Former NegOcc town councilor gunned down

By Marty Go, ABS-CBN News Negros

Posted at Jun 25 2014 06:01 PM | Updated as of Jun 26 2014 02:04 AM

NEGROS OCCIDENTAL - Unidentified gunmen shot and killed a former councilor of Ilog, Negros Occidental in Barangay Dancalan in the same town past 8:00 Tuesday night.

The victim was identified as 51-year-old Edmund Turk Vail. Aside from being a former town official, he was also a chapter president of Samahang Magdalo, a Filipino socio-civic organization.

Authorities said Vail and some of his friends were having a drinking spree when they were shot by unidentified gunmen.

They were rushed to the hospital but Vail was declared dead by the attending physician.

One of his companions was also wounded.

Recovered from the crime scene were six empty shells, and two slugs of caliber .45 pistol.

Investigation on the crime is ongoing.