A City Hall worker in Pagadian City was shot dead at a footbridge in Barangay Cabingaan.

The 44-year-old victim identified as Caloy Andal was on his way home together with a companion when the suspect approached him and shot him in the head and in other parts of his body.

Out of fear, the victim’s companion jumped into the sea. He saw the suspect later flee on board a pump boat .

Police said the victim, who also served as purok president, reportedly had a squabble with the suspect in line with a case settlement the victim handled in the barangay in May 2024. Investigators said the shooting may have something to do with this incident.

A barangay official also added that the victim was able to survive previous attempts on his life.

Police are hunting the assailant down, as of this writing.