City health officer, husband shot dead in NegOr

City health officer, husband shot dead in NegOr

DUMAGUETE CITY – An official of Guihulngan City, Negros Oriental and her husband were gunned down by still unidentified persons for a still unknown motive late Tuesday afternoon.

A report from the Negros Oriental Provincial Police Office said Dr. Mary Rose Genisan Sancelan, the city health officer, and her husband, Edwin, a local government employee, were on their way home on a motorcycle at about 5:20 p.m. when two persons shot them and fled.

The couple was shot inside the Carmen Ville Subdivision in Barangay Poblacion in Guihulngan, where they resided.

They were brought to the Guihulngan District Hospital but were pronounced dead on arrival by the attending physician.

Recovered from the crime scene were 15 cartridges from a caliber .45 pistol, the police report said.

Probers are looking into an angle involving a purported list of “targets” where the doctor’s name was included.

Several names on that list had already been reported killed in previous years, investigators said.  (PNA)

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