CamSur town mayor critical after being shot

Posted at 10/27/12 7:47 PM

MANILA, Philippines – The mayor of Lupi, Camarines Sur is in critical condition after he was shot by an unidentified gunman in Naga City Saturday afternoon, police said.

Lupi Mayor Raul Matamorosa, 45, slipped into a coma and is confined at the Mother Seton Hospital.

“Nasa comatose status siya ngayon, ‘yan ay critical condition. Mino-monitor siya ngayon ng mga doctor ng Mother Seton,” Naga chief of police Sr. Supt. Anotnio Gardiola Jr. told dzMM.

Investigations show that Matamorosa was shot in the head with caliber .45 firearm while he was having his TV fixed at a service center along a diversion road in Naga at around 3:45 p.m.

Witnesses said the gunman was accompanied by 2 other suspects.

Gardiola said they have yet to determine the motive behind the attack.

Investigations are still ongoing, as of posting.