Masbate town vice mayor shot dead in Manila


Posted at Oct 09 2019 11:45 AM | Updated as of Oct 09 2019 03:34 PM

MANILA (UPDATE) - The vice mayor of Batuan town in Masbate was shot dead Wednesday by unidentified assailants in Sampaloc, Manila.

Vice Mayor Charlie Yuson III was killed, while his two companions, identified as Wilfredo Pineda and Alberto Alforte, were wounded.

Initial investigation showed the victims were having breakfast when they were ambushed along Vicente Cruz Street in Manila.

The suspects arrived in the area aboard a silver gray van with plate number ACM 8804, Manila Police District said.

Yuson was the 20th local government official killed since President Rodrigo Duterte assumed office in 2016.

--Report from Johnson Manabat, ABS-CBN News