Another lawyer shot dead in Cebu

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, December 17) — Another lawyer was gunned down in Cebu province, police said Thursday.

Baby Maria Concepcion Landero-Ole was on her way to Cebu City when she was shot this afternoon, Danao City police said. The shooter left the crime scene around 2:50 p.m.

Landero-Ole was declared dead on arrival at the hospital.

Acting Danao police chief PMaj. Maria Theresa Macatangay said they are asking witnesses and accessing possible security camera footage. The police are still identifying the culprits.

Landero-Ole is the second lawyer killed in Cebu, following the shooting of Joey Luis Wee outside his office in Cebu City in November.

"The alarming rate of lawyers being treacherously attacked is something that we cannot take just with a grain of salt," said the Integrated Bar of the Phiilppines Cebu City Chapter as it decried the recent killings.

"We condemn the atrocities being cast against fellow lawyers and we must not allow this system of violence to persist in our midst. We have been nothing but cooperative with all investigations done by authorities. And we will continue to take this high route," it added.

CNN Philippines correspondent in Cebu Dale Israel contributed to this report.