Barangay chief shot dead in Batangas

Posted at 11/15/12 10:11 PM

MANILA, Philippines -- A barangay chief was shot dead  in Batangas City on Thursday afternoon, police said.

Police identified the victim as 39-year-old Eduardo Abacan, who is also a jeepney driver.

Initial investigation showed that the victim was killed by an armed man in front of Caedo Commercial Center in Barangay Calicanto at around 3 p.m.

Police have yet to identify the gunman, who escaped.

The security guard of the Caedo Commercial Center said he did not saw the man who shot Abacan.

The family of the victim, meanwhile, said they could not think of any possible motive for the killing.

Authorities are still investigating the incident. -- Report from Val Balita, dzMM; ABS-CBN News