It seems that the assassin of Tanauan City Mayor Antonio C. Halili has been prepared his mission very well.
Yesterday, the government employees of Tanauan City, Batangas became shocked and alarmed after they saw their Mayor suddenly got assassinated during their morning flag ceremony Monday in front of their City hall.
The CCTV Footage recovered by the authorities showed the bodyguards searching for the possible killer of the City Mayor. However, they failed to trace the assassin.
Later on, they found out that the gunshot that killed Halili came from a sniper rifle fired 150 meters away from the position of the Mayor.
After an extensive search, the authorities discovered the possible place where the assassin of Mayor Halili made his position to hide himself and his weapon before doing his mission.
Netizen Rocky Lesigues showed some photo of the bushes where the assassin of Halili allegedly waits for the right time.
After seeing the images, several netizens were convinced that the killer of the Tanauan’s Mayor is well-trained and knowledgeable in using a sniper.
Some even suspected that the killer of Halili received a military or police training.
They are not alone, because of the Police chief Renato Mercado of Tanauan also believes that the gunman needs an extensive amount of skill to perform the long distance shot that killed Halili.
“The distance from the position was extraordinary. An ordinary person could not do it. His skill can be compared to a trained sniper,” Mercado told the press.
The authorities found out that an M-14 sniper rifle might be the possible weapon used by the killer.
Cops already conducted a manhunt operation against the suspect who’s as of writing is still not yet identified.
Yesterday, President Rodrigo Duterte compared Mayor Halili to former Ozamiz City Mayor Reynaldo Parojinog and former Mayor of Albuera Rolando Espinosa.
Parojinog and Espinosa were killed because of their alleged involvement in illegal drugs, and like the two previously mentioned mayors, Halili is also being accused of being a drug protector.
However, Duterte clarified that Halili is only a suspect. Malacanang also expressed their sadness over the death of the City Mayor.