3 killed in Lamitan ambush PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 16 November 2014 14:43

Three men were killed in an ambush by still unidentified gunmen in Lamitan City, Basilan Friday afternoon.

Investigators identified the fatalities as Noel Alvarez, his son Nolie, and their co-worker Alen Pioquinto.

Lamitan City Police chief Senior Insp. Gean Gallardo said the incident took place 4: 30 p.m. as the victims were passing through Barangay Ubit aboard their motorcycle.

Gallardo said that the gunmen, who also aboard two motorcycles, waylaid the victims and shot them several times with their .45 caliber pistols.

Noel died on the spot while Nolie and Pioquinto were taken to St. Peter Hospital and later transferred to a medical facility in Zamboanga City where they later died.

Investigators were still trying to determine the assailants’ identities and looking at a work-related angle to establish the motive.