Man killed, pal hurt; gunmen flee with victims’ motorbike PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 26 May 2014 14:00

A 24-year-old man was killed while his companion was wounded after they were shot by two suspected motorcycle thieves who took their motorcycle in Cabaluay Saturday night.

The fatality was identified Arnel Gregorio y Jalao, 24. Wounded was Ryan Saavedra y Francisco, 24. Both are single and residents of Barangay Lapakan.

Gregorio died on the spot while Saavedra sustained a gunshot wound on his hand and was brought to the  Zamboanga City Medical Center for treatment.

Initial investigation disclosed that Gregorio and Saavedra were fetching water along Lobregat Highway in Cabaluay when two men riding tandem on a blue Honda XRM motorcycle appeared and the backrider armed with a pistol alighted and shot them several times.

When the victims collapsed on the ground, the assailants grabbed their motorcycle then sped away.

Police have mounted hot pursuit operations for possible arrest of the killers. – Dan Toribio Jr.