New Basak village chief killed-A A +A
Wednesday, September 25, 2013
RIDING-IN-TANDEM gunmen have shot and killed a village chief in the province of Zamboanga del Sur, the police said.
The Zamboanga del Sur Police Office (ZDSPO) said that the incident took place around 8:55 p.m. Monday at Plaridel Street in the village of San Pablo, Dumingag, Zamboanga del Sur.
The police identified the victim as Isidro Oranda, 56, the village chief of New Basak, Dumingag municipality.
Oranda was rushed to the Elumbaring Clinic in the village of San Pedro in the same town but was declared dead on arrival by the attending physician, the police said.
Investigation showed the victim was on the way home coming from a vigil when repeatedly shot by the motorcycle-riding gunmen, the police said.
Investigation continues in a bid to establish the motive of the incident as well as to unmask the culprits, the police said. (Bong Garcia)