FIVE people were killed on Tuesday, August 6, in a gunfight prompted by a family feud in Sumisip, Basilan, a military official said.
Armed Forces of the Philippines Western Mindanao Command (Wesmincom) spokesperson Major Marvin Encinas said the gunfight erupted during a meeting at the Barangay Central hall of Sumisip.
The meeting, which was aimed at reaching at a settlement to end the feud, was attended by the group of Barangay Central chairman Marjim Barillo, family of Hadji Talil from Barangay Libug, and Guiong chairman Arsid Isik.
Encinas said a misunderstanding during the meeting led to a shootout.
Those killed were identified as Kinning Emo, Nulphy Norim, Hasil Baakal, Hassamn Barillo Muslimin, and Arsid Isik.
Another person identified as Ayog Baakal was wounded.
Investigation is still ongoing. (SunStar Philippines)