BY Philippine Star

Bohol radio anchor shot dead

A radio broadcaster in Tagbilaran City, Bohol, died yesterday afternoon after being shot by a lone gunman.

Chief Inspector George Vale of the Tagbilaran City Police said Maurito Lim, 71, had just alighted from his Isuzu Crosswind sports utility vehicle at about 11 a.m. and was about to enter the office of the dyRD “Radyo Asenso” radio station at B. Inting Street when the gunman, riding a blue motorcycle, appeared.

Police said the gunman followed Lim from behind and shot him once with a caliber .45 caliber pistol at close range.

According to police, the bullet hit Lim's left jaw and exit through his right face.

The suspect then fled on his motorcycle after the shooting.

Lim was rushed to the Gallares Hospital in Tagbilaran City where he underwent emergency surgery but died at 1:15 p.m.

While investigators have yet to determine the motive behind the attack, they are looking at the possibility the killing was related to his job as a radio anchorman.

Police said Lim, an engineer who had previously worked with the National Power Corporation (Napocor) was critical of local officials before the attack.

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