Man dies, boy hurt in Zambo Sur gun attacks

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Saturday, July 12, 2014


ONE person was killed while a boy was wounded in separate gun attacks in the province of Zamboanga del Sur, the police reported Saturday.

Inspector Dahlan Samuddin, information officer-in-charge of Zamboanga Peninsula Police Regional Office, identified the victims as Eddie Alosbanños, 32, who died on the spot, and Demetrio Trazona Jr., 12.

Samuddin said Alosbaños was killed in an ambush around 1:45 a.m. Saturday in the village of San Pedro, Pagadian City, the capital of Zamboanga del Sur province.

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Samuddin said investigation showed that Alosbaños was driving his motorcycle on the way to San Pedro coming from the village of Sta. Lucia when waylaid by an unidentified gunman.

The Scene of the Crime Operatives (Soco) recovered five empty shells of M16 armalite rifle from the crime scene.

Trazona was shot and wounded around 7:25 p.m. Friday in the village of Daniel Mantos, Mahayag, Zamboanga del Sur.

The police said Trazona was searching for spiders at a cornfield when shot by an unidentified gunman.

Both incidents are continuously being investigated to establish the identities of the suspects, the police added.

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