Gunmen kill 2 lumberjacks-A A +A
By Bong Garcia
Monday, March 18, 2013
FOUR gunmen, three of them clad in camouflage uniforms and masks, killed two lumberjacks in a remote village of Zamboanga del Sur, a police official said Monday.
Police Regional Office (PRO)-Zamboanga Peninsula spokesman Chief Inspector Ariel Huesca said the incident took place around 7 a.m. Saturday in sitio Campo Uno, Dongos village in Dinas municipality.
Huesca identified the victims as Rodulfo Clarin and Cristopher Tagayan, both residents of Sungoy village in the nearby town of San Pablo.
Huesca said the victims were cutting down coconut trees when the suspects appeared and opened fire instantly killing the victims.
The suspects fled, carting away the victims’ chainsaw, he said.
The responding team of policemen has recovered 12 empty shells of M-16 Armalite rifle at the crime scene while the victims’ chainsaw was missing, he added.