TWO utility personnel of the Basilan Electric Cooperative (Baselco) were killed in a broad daylight gun attack Tuesday, August 9, 2022, in Isabela City, the capital of Basilan province.

Police Lieutenant Colonel Junpikar Sitin, Isabela City police chief, identified the victims as Alvin Pangilinan, 53, and Reymond Singson, 35, both linemen of Baselco.

Sitin said they were shot and killed around 11:25 a.m. Tuesday at Salain Drive in Sumagdang village, Isabela City.

The police said that Pangilinan, who was hit in the head, died at the crime scene while Singson, who sustained two gunshot wounds, was declared dead several minutes later while undergoing medical treatment at a hospital in Isabela City.

Sitin said that the victims were conducting troubleshooting due to loss of power at Salain Drive, Sumagdang, when an unidentified armed man appeared and opened fire.

He said the suspect fled towards west direction from the crime scene. (SunStar Zamboanga)