Wednesday, September 29, 2021

Riding-in-tandem gunmen kill businessman

THE Zamboanga City Police Office's (ZCPO) Station 7 has been ordered to conduct an in-depth probe into the gun slay of a businessman in Zamboanga City.

Police Colonel Rexmel Reyes, ZCPO director, issued the order after motorcycle-riding gunmen shot and killed a businessman around 7:40 a.m. Monday, December 28, in front of a school in Tumaga village, Zamboanga City.

Reyes identified the fatality as Nathaniel Marcial, 40, who was also a former soldier and a resident of Tumaga.

Initial investigation showed that Marcial was buying water in a refilling station when fatally shot by one of two motorcycle-riding gunmen.

Reyes said Marcial, who was into a rent-a-car business, was rushed to the hospital but was declared dead on arrival by the attending physician.

The victim sustained a single bullet wound at the back of his head. An empty shell of a caliber .45 pistol was recovered from the crime scene.

Reyes said bystanders revealed that the gunmen fled toward the bypass road in Tumaga village. (SunStar Zamboanga)


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