Former Batangas town vice mayor in hospital after gun attack


Posted at Jul 14 2018 08:51 PM | Updated as of Jul 15 2018 07:34 AM

MANILA—(2nd UPDATE) A former vice mayor of Santo Tomas town in Batangas was taken to a hospital after being attacked by an unidentified gunman Saturday night.

Ferdinand Ramos, 59, was on his way home from church in Barangay Poblacion 2 when the incident happened.

He was rushed to Saint Cabrini Hospital after sustaining a gunshot wound in the left part of his face, police said.

According to police, the gunman walked a few meters away from the crime scene and got on board a waiting motorcycle after the attack.

The victim's family has declined to give a statement.

Ramos served as the vice mayor of Santo Tomas town from 2013 to 2016. He ran for reelection but lost.

— Report from Dennis Datu and Fay Virrey, ABS-CBN News