A village councilor was shot dead in Caoayan, Ilocos Sur, Wednesday night, police said.

Nomil Quias, 35, a kagawad of Brgy. Puerte, was taken to the Gabriela Silang General Hospital in Vigan City due to a bullet wound to the chest but expired along the way, Ilocos regional police spokesman Supt. Jovencio Badua said.

A certain Rogelio Callebo Jr. shot Quias in the barangay around 10:25 p.m. with a caliber-.45 pistol, Badua said, citing a field report.

Callebo was later arrested by local authorities and is now detained at the Caoayan Police Station. (John Roson)

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