Pangasinan mayor shot dead

Posted at 12/15/12 5:10 PM

MANILA, Philippines -- The mayor of Infanta, Pangasinan was shot dead by motorcycle-riding gunmen Saturday afternoon, police said.

Mayor Ruperto Martinez was shot in his house at around 2:30 p.m., said Senior Supt. Mariano Luis Versoza, director of Pangasinan Provincial Police.

Martinez was rushed to a hospital in Zambales, but was declared dead despite attempts to save his life.

Authorities have yet to identify the suspects and the motive behind the killing. -- Report from Robert Mano, dzMM