Gunmen kil1 1, injure another

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Saturday, July 26, 2014


ONE person died while another was injured in a gun attack by motorcycle-riding gunmen in Zamboanga del Sur, the police said Saturday.

Police Regional Office-Zamboanga Peninsula (PRO-9) Information officer-in-charge Inspector Dahlan Samuddin said that a third companion of the victims was lucky to escape unscathed.

Samuddin said the incident took place around 12:15 a.m. Friday along Pajares Avenue in the village of Santiago, Pagadian City, the capital of Zamboanga del Sur.

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Samuddin identified the fatality as Joenel Vallejo, who died while being treated at a hospital.

Injured was Roel Torres and unscathed was Maria Mancia, Samuddin said.

He said investigation showed that the victim were on the way home when repeatedly shot by one of the suspects, who were onboard a motorcycle without plate number.

He said the incident is still being investigated to identify the motive and identify the perpetrators.

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