1 killed, another injured in drive-by shooting

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Wednesday, April 23, 2014


ONE person died while another was wounded in a drive-by shooting in a remote village of Zamboanga del Norte, the police reported Wednesday.

The Zamboanga del Norte Police Office (ZDNPO) reported that the incident took place around 12:30 a.m. Tuesday along the national highway in the village of Obay, Polanco town.

The police identified the fatality as Nico Constantine Belamide, 25, and wounded was Jay-R Arzadon, 21, both residents of Victoria Country Home Subdivision in the village of Obay.

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Investigation showed that the victims were riding tandem on a motorcycle bound for Victoria Country Home Subdivision when shot at close range by one of two men riding tandem on another motorcycle, the police said.

Belamide, who sustained five gunshot wounds, fell on the pavement while Arzadon fell into a ditch after he lost control of the motorcycle’s steering bar.

Belamide was rushed to a hospital in Dipolog City, the capital of Zamboanga del Norte province, but died around 2:58 a.m. Tuesday while Arzadon was hospitalized, the police said.

The police said they are thoroughly investigating the case in a bid to unmask the suspects’ identities.

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