BATANGAS (DWDD) – Police investigators are looking in the possibility that a spotter accompanied the gunman that shot and killed Tanauan Mayor Antonio Halili while attending the regular flag-raising ceremony in front of Tanauan City Hall last Monday, July 2, 2018.
According to CALABARZON Regional Director Chief Superintendent Eduard Carranza, this conclusion was due to the “distortion” or tracks left around the snipers nest.
Carranza also denied reports that the mayor was killed by a “sniper shot” that was made from a distance only of 160 meters, a shot that can be made by any ordinary citizen.
This was the response made by Carranza on the speculation that the gunman could be military or police. He explained that anybody with the right training and long rifle can do the same shooting as far as 500 meters up to a kilometer. Based on the recovered slug, it came from an armalite rifle.
According to the SOCO report, the lone bullet struck Mayor Halili on the left chest, on a downward trajectory, that hit his heart while fragments hit his liver that caused his instantaneous death.
Carranza added that a reenactment of the crime will be done by the Special Investigation Task Group to give a clearer picture of the series of events that led to the death of Mayor Halili. AES / MCAG