Zamboanga Sibugay town vice mayor shot dead

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Vice Mayor Restituto Calonge of Mabuhay town, Zamboanga Sibugay and another individual were shot dead by an unidentified gunman, local police said on Friday. (FILE PHOTO)

Pagadian City, Zamboanga del Sur (CNN Philippines, February 26) — Vice Mayor Restituto Calonge of Mabuhay town, Zamboanga Sibugay and another individual were shot dead by an unidentified gunman, local police said on Friday.

The incident happened around 3 p.m. near the municipal hall in the town's Barangay Poblacion. Police said another individual was shot and rushed to the hospital.

The vice mayor was near the Mabuhay Municipal Hall having a conversation with the two other victims when the assailant approached and fired at them.

The gunman later fled on a motorcycle described by witnesses as a black Honda XRM125. Hot pursuit operations are ongoing, and nearby police stations were directed to monitor checkpoints.