Mayor Amante's bodyguard shot dead

One of the bodyguards of the newly re-elected mayor of San Pablo City was shot dead by still unknown assassin on Friday afternoon.

San Pablo City Police identified the victim as Jefferson Bicomong, 35, of Barangay San Roque, one of the security men of re-electionist Mayor Vicente B. Amante.

Police said Bicomong had just finished shopping at the Ro-An Grocery store on M. Basa Street at about 3:50 p.m. Friday when a gunman approached the victim and shot him at close range.

The victim was taken immediately to the nearby Pagamutang Panlalawigan ng Laguna hospital but was declared dead before he could be treated, said the police.

An investigation on this case, the police said, is underway.