Buenavista, Bohol mayor shot dead

Annie Perez, ABS-CBN News

Posted at May 27 2018 04:33 PM | Updated as of May 27 2018 07:48 PM

BUENAVISTA, Bohol (UPDATED) - The mayor of the town of Buenavista in Bohol was shot dead near the town's cockpit arena Sunday.

Mayor Ronald Tirol sustained two gunshot wounds in the head.

Police said three men aboard two motorcycles shot Tirol.

The Buenavista mayor was rushed to the hospital but succumbed to his wounds.

Investigation on the incident is ongoing. 

Meanwhile, Bohol Governor Edgar Chatto condemned the act and called on the police to speed up their search for the perpetrators.