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Ex-vice mayor killed in NegOcc town

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Former Pamplona vice mayor Kent Zerna Divinagracia of Negros Oriental was gunned down at Barangay Poblacion Wednesday.

The Negros Oriental Provincial Police Office (Norppo) is now looking into the murder of Divinagracia.

Chief Master Sergeant Edelberto Euroba III, Norppo’s public information officer, said the former vice mayor was riding a vehicle on his way home around 8:40 p.m. when two unidentified motorcycle-riding armed men fired at his vehicle.

The gunmen then fled leaving Divinagracia with gunshot wounds. He was transported to the hospital he was pronounced dead.

Euroba said the victim, who was a civil service officer of the town, had not reported any threats on him prior to the killing.