Bullet pierced the heart of Mayor Antonio Halili – PNP

KILLED. In this file photo, Tanauan Mayor Antonio Halili leaves the stadium after speaking to self-confessed drug users and pushers in his city on July 28, 2017. Halili was shot dead on July 2, 2018. File photo by AFP

KILLED. In this file photo, Tanauan Mayor Antonio Halili leaves the stadium after speaking to self-confessed drug users and pushers in his city on July 28, 2017. Halili was shot dead on July 2, 2018.

File photo by AFP

MANILA, Philippines – A skilled marksman needed only one bullet to end the life of Tanauan Mayor Antonio Halili.

The Philippine National Police (PNP) Calabarzon regional police office Chief Inspector Pete Malinao said in a press briefing Tuesday, July 3, that the fatal bullet pierced Halili's heart. 

"[The bullet] hit the left nipple area and going to the right and diagonal and hit vital organs like the heart and liver. That was the immediate cause of death of Mayor Halili," Malinao said the Malinao in the press conference held at Camp Vicente Lim in Calamba City Laguna.

Because of his precise shooting, the PNP report has called the killer a "marksman."

Halili was shot dead on Monday during the city's regular flag-raising ceremony. (WATCH: Last seconds of Tanauan Mayor Antonio Halili)

He was declared dead on arrival at the hospital. – Rappler.com

Rambo Talabong

Rambo Talabong covers security, crime, and the city of Manila for Rappler. He was chosen as a Jaime V. Ongpin Fellow in 2019 for his reporting on President Rodrigo Duterte’s war on drugs.

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