Mayor of Lanao Sur town injured, wife killed in ambush

THE wife of Lumbaca Unayan town mayor in Lanao del Sur passed away hours after they were ambushed by riding-in-tandem gunmen in Barangay Iponan, Cagayan de Oro City, Wednesday, June 3.

Wounded in the ambush were Lumbaca Unayan, Lanao del Sur Mayor Somerado Guro, who is residing in Iponan, Cagayan de Oro City; and Ibrahim Gani, driver.

Their staff identified as Abdul Rafi Guro was not hit.

Investigation revealed that the still unidentified gunmen, who were onboard a motorcycle, shot the victims while inside their pick-up truck.

The victims were rushed to a hospital nearby, but the wife later died.

Police are still monitoring the medical bulletin of the other victims.

Members of the Scene of the Crime Operatives responded to process the crime scene.

Investigators are still looking into the motive of the incident.

City Police Director Colonel Henry Dampal ordered his men to launch a hot pursuit operation and conduct thorough investigation.


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