Gunmen open fire at mayor’s residence

UNIDENTIFIED gunmen strafed the residence of a town official in Zamboanga del Norte, early dawn Wednesday, February 22, the police said.

Zamboanga del Norte Police Director Edwin Buenaventura Wagan said the suspects opened fire at the house of Siayan Mayor Flora Villarosa around 12:55 a.m in the village of Poblacion.

They suspects were aboard two Sports Utility Vehicles and a motorcycle and were slowly passing by the residence of Villarosa when they opened fire.

The police director said no one was either killed or wounded during the attack.

Recovered from the main gate of Villarosa’s compound were five empty shells of M-16 Armalite rifle and two deformed slugs.

Wagan has ordered the police in Siayan to conduct an in-depth probe over the incident.

He ordered the police to look into all possible motives to establish the identities of the gunmen. (Bong Garcia/SunStar Philippines)
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