Farmer killed, wife wounded

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Thursday, December 19, 2013

A FARMER was killed while his wife survived in a gun attack in a remote village of Zamboanga del Norte, the police reported Thursday.

The Zamboanga del Norte Police Office (ZDNPO) reported that the incident took place around 6 p.m. Wednesday in the village of Balakan, Salug municipality.

Slain was Ronald Hamac Abejero, 44, while his wife, Carmilita, 35, was wounded, according to the police.

Police investigation showed that the husband was repeatedly shot by unidentified suspects when he went out to verify who called him while they were cooking food for dinner.

The police said the suspects also shot the wife upon seeing her behind the slain farmer, the police said.

Five empty shells and a bullet of caliber .45 pistol were recovered at the crime scene and investigation continues in a bid to unmask the suspects, the police said. (Bong Garcia)

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