Davao del Sur vice-mayor wounded, kills two attackers in gun fight

A Davao del Sur vice-mayor was wounded after a gun fight with three attackers 6:50 pm of Friday, April 3. Malalag, Davao del Sur Vice Mayor Anselmo Mejias Sr. was in his residence when thee armed men allegedly fired at him.

The vice-mayor returned fire killing two attackers named Romy Peñafiel and Roger Peñafiel who are believed to be brothers. The third attacker Raymond Alipayo was heavily injured, while vice-mayor Mejias sustained gunshot wound on his leg.

The vice-mayor and the surviving attacker were brought to Digos Doctor Hospital and Southern Philippines Medical Center, respectively – Bombo Davao reports.

According to Alipayo, the vice-mayor was the one who fired first.

SuperBalita Davao writes that according to investigators the incident looks like a revenge attack. The vice-mayor is one of the suspects in the killing of their brother. Investigation is ongoing.