MOTORCYCLE-RIDING gunmen have killed a businessman in broad daylight in Lamitan, the capital city of Basilan province, the police reported.

The Lamitan city police said the gun attack happened around 12:30 p.m. Wednesday at Flores Street.

City police chief Almer Ismael identified the fatality as Johnny Esturco, one of the incorporators of a pawnshop.

Esturco, who is a retired soldier, was on his way home coming from the police headquarters when repeatedly shot by the perpetrators.

A thorough investigation is underway aimed to identify the culprits, who also carted away the victim’s .45 caliber handgun, Ismael said.