A village councilor was shot dead allegedly by his neighbor for a still unknown reason in Barangay Capangpangan, Vigan City, Ilocos Sur last Saturday, it was reported here.
Police identified the victim as Rogelio Palce, 55, of Barangay Capangpangan, and the suspect as Jeff Peralta Torio.
Investigation showed the shooting incident happened at about 1:45 a.m. while Palce was playing a dice game in a covered court of their barangay.
The suspect approached Palce and suddenly shot him at close range, using a Caliber .45 pistol.
The victim sustained a bullet wound in the head, causing his instant death.
The suspect, who was positively identified by witnesses, escaped immediately from the crime scene.