New killing renews tension in Mampang, Talon-Talon PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 16 July 2011 16:26

A member of the trouble-prone Amping clan of Talon-Talon and Mampang was shot dead Thursday night triggering apprehension on a possible renewed violence in the area similar to last year’s spate of shootings that killed several people.

Killed was Saide Amping y Habing alias “Diango”, married. He was a jeepney dispatcher of Talon-Talon.
Police said Amping sustained a gunshot wound at the back of his head and died on the spot.

Initial investigation disclosed that Amping was riding on a passenger jeepney with a conductor and was heading east around 9:30 p.m. when two men aboard a motorcycle chased them and the backrider shot him  while the vehicle was running.
The gunmen sped towards Arena Blanco after the incident.

Saide’s body was claimed by relatives after the police and the Scene of the Crime Operatives conducted ocular investigation at the crime scene.
Some members of the Amping family have been linked to the spate of shootings last year which prompted City Hall to consider declaring state of emergency in the barangays of Talon-Talon, Mampang and Arena Blanco.

The fearful situation and tension brought about by the series of killings last year also prompted almost all jeepneys to stop operations thereat. The area became a virtual “ghost town’ at night for many weeks  until the situation normalized late last year.

Some of those involved in the gun attacks surrendered and some were arrested like Baniser Amping. They were committed to the Zamboanga City Reformatory Center.—Dan Toribio Jr.