A municipal councilor of Datu Saudi Ampatuan town in Maguindanao was shot dead by still unidentified assailants Wednesday morning.
Police identified the victim as Sahabudin Namli, 42, who was just walking out of his house near the highway in Barangay Madia when he was shot by the gunman.
He was immediately rushed to the hospital but declared dead on arrival after sustaining wounds in different parts of his body.
Authorities recovered empty shells believed to be from a caliber .45 pistol and a caliber 5.56 or M16 rifle.
Police investigation is ongoing.