A former beauty queen was shot dead on Wednesday soon after receiving a bouquet of flowers and a box of chocolates at her house in Plaridel, Bulacan.
Mary Christine Balagtas, 23, was rushed to Our Lady of Mercy Hospital in nearby town Pulilan but was pronounced dead on arrival.
Supt. Julio Lizardo, Plaridel chief of police said Balagtas was shot in the head as soon as she received the flowers from two men past 9 a.m. in 1st La Miranda Subdivision, Barangay Banga.
The gunmen fled on a motorcycle, but Lizardo said they already have leads that may help track them.
Balagtas won the title of Lakambini ng Bulacan in 2009.
[With report from Inquirer. Photo: Paulo Salamat de Jesus/Facebook]