Ex-Cebu mayor shot dead inside hospital

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Former Medellin mayor Ricardo “Ricky” Ramirez of Cebu province was shot dead by unidentified men inside a hospital in the municipality.

Police Regional Office-7 said Ramirez was gunned down at Bogo-Medellin Corporation Medical Center in Barangay Luy-a Tuesday evening.

Heavily armed men stormed the hospital and shot the former local chief executive, police said.

In 2007, Ramirez was arrested for illegal possession of firearms.

He was under hospital arrest after complaining of chest pains.