Riding in tandem gunmen shoot soldier


A SOLDIER was wounded in a gun attack by riding-in-tandem gunmen in the province of Zamboanga del Sur, the police reported Sunday, February 19.

Zamboanga del Sur police director Senior Superintendent Sofronio Ecaldre identified the victim as Staff Sergeant Geatras Solo, 50, of the Military Intelligence Battalion.

Ecaldre said the incident occurred around 9:20 a.m. Saturday at Purok Bombel 2 in the village of San Pedro, Dumingag, Zamboanga del Sur.

Investigation showed that Solo was washing his clothes in his residence when three men riding tandem in a motorcycle arrived and shot the victim without any provocation.

Ecaldre said the victim sustained three gunshot wounds and was rushed to the hospital while the suspect fled after the incident.

He said the investigation continues to establish the motive of the incident as well as unmask the suspects’ identities. (Bong Garcia/SunStar Philippines)

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