Faith healer killed, 2 others wounded

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Thursday, July 24, 2014


A FAITH healer was killed while two others were wounded on two separate gun attacks in the province of Zamboanga del Sur, the police reported Thursday.

Inspector Dahlan Samuddin, information Officer-in-Charge of the Police Regional Office-Zamboanga Peninsula (PRO-9), identified the slain faith healer as Damaso Andales, 55.

Wounded were Simeon Monsanto, 56 and his 11-year-old daughter, Marjorie.

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Samuddin said Andales was shot and killed around 7:47 p.m. Wednesday in the village of Barubuhan, Sominot, Zamboanga del Sur.

Samuddin said that Andales was shot by an unidentified gunman in front of the residence of his neighbor, Trinidad Superales, which is only about 30 meters away from the victim’s house.

The victim sustained multiple gunshot wounds and died on the spot while the suspect fled under cover of darkness, Samuddin said.

He said Monsanto and his daughter, Marjorie, were shot and by an unidentified gunman around 11:20 p.m. at Purok 6, Mahayag, Zamboanga del Sur.

He said Monsanto was inside the comfort room when the suspect arrived and opened fire.

The victim’s daughter, who was still awake at that time, was hit by a stray bullet.

Both incidents are being continuously being investigated to unmask the suspects, Samuddin said. (Bong Garcia)

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