Gunmen engage authorities in shootout PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 01 August 2017 17:16


Three gunmen engaged authorities in a shootout after eating at a residential house in Gutalac, Zamboanga del Norte last Saturday.

A report from the Police Regional Office-9 disclosed that three armed men initially appeared at the house of the Sigala family, asking the latter for food.

The family yielded to the request of the men and even ate together with their visitors.

While the group was eating, one of the house occupants secretly ordered a family member to report the presence of the men to an army detachment in the area.

After eating their meals and leaving the house, the gunmen sensed the presence of authorities in civilian attire.

The suspects opened fire towards the lawmen resulting to a shootout between the two groups.

Police said that the suspects managed to escape during the exchange of gunfire.  (Dan Toribio)