Gun violence is back in Zambo: vulcanizer killed PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 17 September 2014 11:58

Gun violence is back.

This after a roadside tire vulcanizer was shot dead at the interior part of Betty 2 Drive, Sta. Catalina at past noon yesterday

Alex Timol y Bakri, 19, of Sta. Catalina, sustained two fatal wounds in the head and one in the body.

DZT was at the crime scene where it was learned that Timol was seen by residents being chased by a gunman from the main Sta. Catalina road. He was cornered at the residential area where he was shot three times at close range.

Witnesses told the police that the gunman ran back to the main road and was chased by some residents, who later hesitated to nab him after realizing he was armed with a handgun. He continued to run to the other side of the road and escaped.

Recovered at the crime scene were a half pair of rubber sandal belonging to the gunman.

The slain vulcanizer was rushed to the Zamboanga City Medical Center where he expired while undergoing treatment.

The killer was described as having a small built, 5’5 to 5’7 in height, wearing yellow t-shirt with black pants.

Witnesses said the gunman was not from their place as no one could identify him.

Last Sunday, a man was shot dead after he opened fire on a woman and his son wounding them in Barangay Mampang.

A police report identified the fatality as Alkin Habibul Y Jalluh. Wounded were Paksatsul Anding y Idris, 45, a widow and her son Nurhamil Rajik y Anding, 27, married

Police investigation disclosed that Anding and her son Nurhamil were at their residence preparing for the 40th day prayer of Anding’s late father when Habibul on board a Honda XRM motorcycle without plate number and an unidentified companion suddenly appeared and without provocation opened fire on them using an M16 rifle.       Fortunately, Nurhamil was able to run inside the house, took a .9mm pistol and returned fire killing Habibul on the spot. The latter’s companion managed to escape.

The mother and son were rushed to Ciudad Medical Center.

Recovered at the crime scene were four empty shells of caliber 45 pistol, three empty shells of caliber .9mm, thirteen shells of 5.56mm, three pieces of deformed slugs, one M16 rifle DPMS Panther, one empty M16 magazine, one caliber .45 mm pistol Armscor with two magazines. All recovered items weretaken to RCLO9 for laboratory examination.

Last Saturday, Eddie Boy Francisco, a part-time reflexology partitioner, was shot dead by a gunman at the vicinity of an internet café in Camino Nuevo early Saturday morning

Eddie Boy Francisco of Camino Nuevo sustained bullet wounds in the body.

Francisco had just arrived in the internet café when a gunman who was already in the shop met him outside.

A witness who requested not to be named for security reason told the police that moments later they heard gunfire and found Francisco lying on a pool of blood in the ground

The gunman disappeared right after shooting the reflexologist. — Dan Toribio Jr, with report from Cris E. Pantaleon WMSU Masscom intern