Two people, including the municipal lawyer of Guiguinto, Bulacan, got killed while three others were injured in a shootout inside the mayor’s office Tuesday afternoon, police said.

Senior Supt. Fernando Mendez, provincial police chief, identified the fatalities as municipal lawyer Atty. Edwin Cerezo and Danny Baña, a bodyguard of Mayor Isagani Pascual.

Baña, who was drunk, suddenly went on a shooting rampage inside the mayor’s office around 3:20 p.m., hitting Cerezo, fellow bodyguard Eddie Brigino, PO1 Michael Mendoza, and one Julius Aquilus, a visitor, Mendez said.

Pascual was also in the office that time but did not get hurt. Brigino fired back and killed Baña, according to the police official.

“Lasing siya (Baña) ganyan daw talaga siya pag lasing, nagwawala, ‘yun ang statement ni mayor,” Mendez said. (John Roson)

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