Lawyer, driver killed in Sta. Rita, Pampanga

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Unidentified gunmen on Tuesday shot dead a lawyer and his driver in Sta. Rita town in Pampanga.

Police identified the victims as Atty. Anselmo “Sato” Carlos and Marcial Mendoza.

Both died on the spot, while the assailants fled on board a motorcycle.

Initial investigation showed that victim Mendoza was driving victim Carlos’ car in Barangay San Vicente when they were ambushed at around 9:10 a.m.

The victims sustained fatal bullet wounds on their head, chest, and neck, police said.

Empty bullet shells from caliber .45 pistol were recovered in the crime scene.

The incident transpired just 20 meters away from the house of Pampanga Gov. Dennis Pineda.

Reports have it that Carlos ran but lost as mayor of Floridablanca town.

Investigation is now underway.

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