Ex-candidate for vice mayor survives ambush in Zamboanga del Sur

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, June 1) — A former candidate in last year's vice mayoral race in Tabina, Zamboanga del Sur survived an ambush Wednesday night in Barangay Dao-an in San Miguel town.

Regional police said 48-year-old Rally Caguia Eslit was onboard a vehicle with his family when two men on a motorcycle fired a single shot at the driver's seat.

Eslit was hit in the nape and was rushed to the San Miguel Rural Health Unit. He was later transferred to a private hospital in Pagadian City.

Authorities said the gunmen fled towards Barangay Betinan — also in San Miguel town — after the attack.

Investigators recovered a bullet slug fired from a .45 caliber pistol from the crime scene.