Farmer killed, wife hurt in gun attack PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 06 September 2017 12:04

By DAN TORIBIO

A farmer was killed while his wife was wounded in a gun attack in Purok Irene, Poblacion, Sominot, Zamboanga del Sur last Monday afternoon.

Police Regional Information Officer, Chief Insp. Helen Galvez identified the fatality as Jayme Villapaña Buhayan, 47. The wounded was identified as Lydia Andus Buhayan, 47, both of Purok 2, barangay Barubuhan of the same municipality.

Jayme sustained multiple bullet wounds in the body and died on the spot while his wife was also shot in the body and was taken to the hospital.

Police said that at around 3:00 p.m., the couple was riding a motorcycle passing through Poblacion. Upon reaching Purok Irene, two men riding in tandem on another motorcycle, chased and blocked their way.

When the couple stopped, one of the two men who blocked their way suddenly drew a .45 caliber pistol and shot them repeatedly.

The gunmen left the place after the incident.

Police recovered five spent shells of .45 caliber pistol at the crime scene. – Dan Toribio