Vice mayor’s bodyguard shot, wounded in Bauan, Batangas

January 22, 2011 1:38 pm 

BATANGAS CITY, Jan. 22 — Joint elements of the Batangas provincial police office (PPO) launched on Saturday a manhunt against a suspect who shot and wounded an aide of the vice mayor of Bauan town Friday afternoon.

Senior Supt. Alberto Supapo, Batangas provincial police director, identified the victim as Mario Generoso, a bodyguard of Vice Mayor Juan Magboo of Bauan, Batangas.

Supapo said Generoso was shot and wounded by a lone gunman in front of the municipal building in Poblacion 2, Bauan at about 1:55 p.m. Friday.

Citing a police report, he said that Generoso was on board his motorcycle when he was fired upon by a lone motorcycle- riding gunman. <pSupapo said witnesses reported that the assailant, whom they described as medium built and wearing a gray bullcap and polo shirt, fled toward Barangay Manghinao after the shooting.

The motive for the crime is still being determined. (PNA) scs/FMB


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