Armed men shot Mayor Ruperto Martinez of Infanta, Pangasinan, inside his home Saturday afternoon, police said.

Martinez was inside his compound in Brgy. Cato around 2:30 p.m. when shot by still unidentified assailants, Ilocos regional police spokesman Supt. Jovencio Badua said.

The mayor was brought to the Sta. Cruz Hospital, but was declared dead on arrival by doctors, Badua said in a text message.

Local police are still investigating the incident, he said. (John Roson)

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