From GMA News (Dec 28): Vice mayor’s policeman son shot dead in South Cotabato
A policeman, who is also a son of Tupi, South Cotabato's vice mayor, was shot dead by an unidentified man on Tuesday night.
Police identified the victim as Police Officer 1 John Mark Escobillo, son of Tupi Vice Mayor Noel Escobillo.
The local police said Escobillo was leaving the local amusement park in Barangay Miasong, where he was deployed to provide security, when he was attacked by a lone assailant armed with a 12-gauge shotgun.
The attack happened at around 9 p.m. Escobillo was declared dead-on-arrival at the local hospital.
Police have yet to determine the motive for the killing and the identity of the assailant.