By Joey A. Gabieta
First Posted 09:18:00 07/17/2009
TACLOBAN CITY — Mayor Carlos de la Cruz of Matuginao, Samar, was shot dead by three motorcycle-riding men just outside his residence in Catbalogan City on Thursday night.
Supt. Ramil Ramirez, Catbalogan police chief, said in a telephone interview that the 46-year-old mayor was felled by bullets outside his home on Muñoz Street, Catbalogan City, past 7 p.m. Thursday.
Ramirez said the mayor had two gunshot wounds in the chest and died at the Samar provincial hospital in Catbalogan.