NoCot village chief hurt in slay try

A village chairman in North Cotabato is in critical condition after unidentified gunmen shot him along a busy street in Midsayap town on Wednesday afternoon.

Lt. Col. John Calinga, Midsayap town police chief, in his report to Col. Henry Villar, provincial police director, identified the victim as Norodin Manalasal, chairperson of Barangay Malingao.

Manalasal was on board the village-detailed multi-cab vehicle traversing Quezon Boulevard in Barangay Poblacion 5 when one of two men riding tandem on a motorbike opened fire.

The official sustained four gunshot wounds in different parts of his body and is now undergoing treatment at a private hospital.

“We have yet to establish the identities of the attackers and the motive behind the attack,” Calinga said.

The police official said Manalasal’s driver was unharmed.

Police found four empty shells for a .45-caliber pistol at the crime scene.

Source: Philippines News agency

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