Farmer slain, another hurt in gun attack

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Wednesday, January 29, 2014


A FARMER was killed while another was wounded in a gun attack along the highway of Zamboanga del Norte province, the police reported.

The Zamboanga del Norte Police Office reported that the incident took place around 2:30 p.m. Monday in the village of Piao, Sindangan municipality.

The police identified the fatality as Julito Simbulaan, 60, a farmer, who was declared dead on arrival by the attending physician at the Sindangan District Hospital.

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Wounded was Dixon Sigiding, 15, a student and a resident of Paranglumba village, Siayan, Zamboanga Del Norte.

Investigation showed that the victims were on board a vehicle owned and driven by Alfredo Lusay, 57, a retired soldier and bound for Liloy town prior to the incident.

Two unidentified gunmen appeared and shot the victims when the Lusay stopped to unload some personal belongings in the village of Piao, Sindangan, the police said.

The suspects fled towards the village of Goleo of the same town, the police said.

Investigation continues in a bid to unmask the identities of the suspects, the police added.

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