Councilor shot dead in NegOcc

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An incumbent councilor was shot dead by still unidentified assailants in Sta. Catalina, Negros Oriental yesterday.

The victim was identified by the police as Councilor Rude Anthony Melodia, 29.

According to the Negros Oriental Police Provincial Office, the shooting happened while Melodia was having his car washed at the roadside of Purok 3 in Barangay Poblacion. (

Three suspects on board two motorcycles arrived, fired at the councilor, and fled.

Melodia succumbed to gunshot wounds at Bayawan District Hospital.