Laborer shot, wounded in Lamitan PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 31 May 2015 14:00

By RICHARD FALCATAN

A laborer was shot and wounded by one of several unidentified men early Saturday morning in Lamitan City, Basilan.

A police report identified the victim as Sonny Ferrer Pioquinto, a resident of Barangay Maganda, Lamitan City. He sustained a gunshot wound to the stomach and was rushed by relatives to the Basilan General Hospital. He was later transferred to a hospital in Zamboanga City for further treatment.

Investigation disclosed that prior to the shooting Pioquinto spotted unidentified persons approaching their tent in a working site.

Using a flashlight, he verified who were approaching, but one of them armed with a rifle shot him twice.    The suspects fled the scene on foot towards unknown direction.

SOCO Basilan processed the scene and recovered two fired cartridge case of 5.56mm (M-16).

The motive of the shooting is still unknown. — Richard Falcatan