Gunmen kill farmer, injure pal

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Wednesday, December 4, 2013

GUNMEN have killed a farmer and wounded another in a gun attack in the hinterlands of Zamboanga del Sur, the police reported Wednesday.

The Zamboanga del Sur Police Office (ZDSPO) said the incident took place around 5:45 p.m. Tuesday at Purok 4 in the village of Bagong Oroquita, Guipos municipality.

Killed on the spot was Rodolfo Sarmiento, 55, and wounded was his companion, Rolando Remorosa, 44, the police said.

Investigation showed the victims were aboard a motorcycle driven by the younger Sarmiento coming from the village of Mati when attacked by two men riding-in-tandem.

Sarmiento, who sustained multiple gunshot wounds, fell dead from the motorcycle, the police said.

The suspects continuously pursued Sarmiento’s companions who escaped for safety hitting Remorosa, the police said.

Sarmiento’s son, Ronald, managed to escape unscathed as the suspects fled to unknown direction, the police said.

An investigation is underway, as of this posting.

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