MANILA, Philippines – A former mayor of Medellin, Cebu, was shot dead while being held at the hospital late on Tuesday.
A report by the Regional Police Office – 7 stated that Ricardo Rodríguez Ramirez was assaulted and shot dead by about 15 armed men while being confined at the Bogo-Medellín Corporation Medical Center in Barangay Luy-a in Medellín at around 11:50 .
The gunmen fled on board four vehicles after the attack.
Ramirez was arrested in 2017 for possession of illegal firearms.
Further investigation and prosecution of the gunmen are ongoing. (Editor: Gilbert S. Gaviola)
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