Official killed, wife unscathed-A A +A
Sunday, October 27, 2013
A TOWN official was killed while his wife escaped unscathed in a gun attack in the island province of Basilan.
The incident took place around 11:30 a.m. Sunday in Barangay Lower Port Holland, Maluso municipality, said the Basilan police command.
The police identified the fatality as Murmin Hasan, 55, the Human Resource Municipal Officer-II of Sumisip town. Hasan’s wife, Rowena, 48, was unscathed.
Investigation showed the couple was marketing something when an unidentified gunman appeared and repeatedly shot the town official. The suspect then boarded a motorcycle and sped to unknown direction.
Investigation continues to establish the motive of the incident, as well as unmask the suspect, the police said. (Bong Garcia)