2 fruit vendors hurt in gun attack-A A +A
Monday, August 19, 2013
TWO fruit traders were wounded in a gun attack by motorcycle-riding gunman in downtown Sindangan, Zamboanga del Norte, the police reported Monday.
The Zamboanga del Norte Police Office (ZDNPO) stated in its report that the incident took place round 8:55 p.m. Saturday in Barangay Poblacion, Sindangan town.
The police identified the victim as Carlos Bigota, 34, and Basser Naser, 29, both fruit traders.
The police, however, said the main target of the gunman was Bigota. Naser was just hit by a stray bullet.
Investigation showed that the victims were tending their respective fruit stand when the gunman arrived and opened fire, the police said.
The suspect fled on board a motorcycle without license plate and responding policemen have recovered eight empty shells of a .45 caliber pistol from the crime scene.
Investigation continues to establish the identity of the gunman, the police said. (Bong Garcia)