BUTUAN CITY (MindaNews/22 May) — A former police chair in Talacogon, Agusan del Sur who won the vice mayoralty race was shot by still unidentified armed men on a motorcycle Thursday afternoon.
Talacogon Vice Mayor-elect Rodolfo Bosque, 57 (Lakas-Kampi) was riding his motorcycle on the way home from Barangay Kauswagan when tailed by two motorcycle-riding gunned men.
Witnesses said Bosque stopped to wait for someone at the corner of Labnig and Consuelo when shot at around 4 p.m. by one of the motorcycle-riding gunmen.
Labnig is located some two kilometers away from the town proper.
One of the witnesses who requested not to identified said the suspects fled towards Prosperidad town.
Bosque sustained a gunshot wound at the back of his left shoulder. He was rushed to Talacogon Rural Health Unit then to Butuan City’s Doctors Hospital.
The day after, Bosque was transferred to Davao Doctors Hospital for possible surgical operation.
Police investigators found an empty shell of caliber 9mm pistol from the crime scene. (Alden Pantaleon, Jr./MindaNews)