Lawyer Augustus Fernandez Cezar Shot

The vice president for administration of the Polytechnic University of the Philippines in Sta. Mesa, Manila was shot dead Wednesday night, police said Thursday.

Lawyer Augustus Fernandez Cezar was aboard his Toyota Lite Ace van and on his way home when motorcycle-riding suspects shot him along Pureza Street near Ramon Magsaysay Boulevard in Sta. Mesa, Manila at around 10:15 p.m., said Chief Superintendent Agrimero Cruz Jr., Philippine National Police spokesperson.

The victim died on the spot after suffering two gunshot wounds to his head, said Director Alan Purisima, chief of the National Capital Region Police Office.

Chief Superintendent Roberto Rongavilla, Manila Police District director, said that a bystander was also hit by a stray bullet and was rushed to a nearby hospital.

An investigation is underway to determine the identities and motive of the suspects, Cruz added. – Philippine Daily Inquirer

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