Female kagawad dead, hubby hurt in Dipolog City gun attack PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 10 September 2015 14:00

by Dan Toribio  Jr.


A female barangay kagawad of Dapitan City, Zamboanga del Norte was killed while her husband was slightly wounded in a gun attack at Purok Kawayan, Barangay Liyang, Dapitan City last Monday night.

Killed was Riza Sagario Gablines, 46, barangay councilwoman of Sicayab, Bucana, Dapitan. Wounded was Marlon Ang Gablines, 48.

Riza sustained bullet wounds in the body and was declared dead on arrival at the hospital while her husband sustained slight wound due to a broken glass of the windshield.

A police report disclosed that the couple came from their market stall at the Central Barangay Public Market in Dipolog City,  aboard a blue Mitsubishi Strada driven by Marlon. Upon reaching Barangay Liyang, in Dapitan City, they noticed two persons riding tandem on a motorcycle tailing them.

When they arrived at Purok Kawayan, the two men overtook and the backrider opened fire at them.

Police said that after the incident, the gunmen sped away while Marlon drove the vehicle to the house of the Liyang barangay chairman to seek for assistance. Afterwwards, they were rushed to the North Maternity Hospital in Turno, Dipolog City for treatment, but Riza was declared dead on arrival. – Dan Toribio Jr.