Still unidentified armed men shot dead a lawyer and a policeman in Malolos City, Bulacan, Thursday, a police official said.

Senior Supt. Fernando Mendez, Bulacan Provincial Police director, identified the victims as Atty. Lyzandro Giron Sanchez Sr. and PO2 Ronnel Fulgar Coquia.

The incident occurred around 10:45 a.m., Mendez said in a text message.

Sanchez and Coquia were travelling along the MacArthur Highway in Brgy. Tikay on a Nissan Sentra, when they were shot by motorcycle-riding gunmen.

The two were reportedly on their way to a hearing at a court in the Bulacan provincial capitol’s compound when they were attacked. (John Roson)

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