2 killed, 2 wounded in gun attack in Zambo Sur

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Wednesday, February 5, 2014


TWO people, including a former village official and a chief of village watchmen, were killed while two others were wounded on two separate gun attacks in the province of Zamboanga del Sur, the police reported Wednesday.

Killed were Lowell Lalican, 48, a former village chief, and Carlito Catadman, 42, a chief of village watchmen, according to Pagadian City police director Glenn Dulawan.

Wounded were Christine Mie Catadman, 15, and Arwin Ugbamin, 33.

Dulawan said Lalican and the Catadmans were attacked by gunmen around 7:50 p.m. Tuesday at Purok Marang in the village of Lison Valley, Pagadian City, the Capital of Zamboanga del Sur province.

The victims were watching television at the house of Lalican when unidentified men armed with M-16 Armalite and carbine rifles shot them.

The younger Catadman, the daughter of the slain chief of village watchmen, was hospitalized.

Dulawan said that Ugbamin was shot and wounded around 2:25 p.m. Tuesday at the Gate 10 of Agora Public Market in the village of Sta. Lucia, Pagadian City.

Ugbamin was sitting on a bench when an unidentified gunman called his attention and shot him thrice, the police said.

The shooter walked away and boarded a motorcycle that sped towards the village of Dumagoc, the police added.

Both cases are thoroughly investigated in a bid to unmask the identities of the perpetrators.

Local news

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