A MECHANICAL engineer on Friday was shot dead in front of his wife in Batangas City.
Esmael Cultura, 58, sustained multiple gunshot wounds and was declared dead on arrival at the St. Camillus De Lellis Hospital.
Batangas City police chief Supt. Sancho Celedio said Cultura was with his wife in a van parked on the side of the national highway in Bgy. Concepcion, Batangas City when an armed man approached and without a word shot the victim repeatedly at 6:10 p.m. on Friday.
The suspect fled on foot after the gun attack.
“Ang sabi po ng misis ng victim ay marami raw naiinggit sa asawa n’ya kasi dikit sa incumbent village chief ng Bgy. Concepcion and that the victim was said to be instrumental in the barangay captain’s winning the post,” Celedio said.
The Batangas City top cop immediately ordered his men to check the CCTV installed in the area for possible identification and arrest of the gunman.