Marantan brother shot dead in Batangas

Posted at 08/27/2013 11:58 AM | Updated as of 08/27/2013 11:58 AM

MANILA – The brother of Superintendent Hansel Marantan, one of the main suspects in the Atimonan incident last January 6 where 13 people were killed, was shot dead in Lemery, Batangas on Monday morning.

The victim, 47-year-old Ariel Marantan, was shot dead by at least 4 men on board motorcycles in Barangay Talaga at around 10:30 a.m.

Ariel, a resident of Dasmariñas, Cavite, sustained seven gunshot wounds and was pronounced dead on arrival at the Batangas Provincial hospital.

Police investigators have yet to determine the motive behind the shooting and the identities of the suspects who immediately fled the crime scene. – report from Val Balita, ABS-CBN News Southern Tagalog