A NEGROS Oriental councilor was killed when he was shot by unidentified suspects yesterday morning.
The victim was identified as Alex Tizon, councilor of Bayawan City , in the said province.
Reports reaching Camp Crame showed that the incident occurred at around 10:30 am along the national highway of Bgy. Villareal, Bayawan City, Negros Oriental.
Initial investigation showed that the victim was driving his car with plate number FHM 231 from Bayawan City going to Bgy. Villareal when the suspects onboard a motorcycle appeared and shot the victim repeatedly.
The victim died on the spot while the suspects fled towards an unknown direction.
Recovered from the crime scene were four spent shells of caliber .9 mm pistol.