SCAA shot at military outpost PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 17 November 2017 16:54

A member of the Special Cafgu Active Auxiliary (SCAA) was shot dead while manning a military outpost in Sergio Osmeña municipality, Zamboanga del Norte last Wednesday.

A Police Regional Office-9 report identified the victim as Jessie Dela Cruz Octan, 26 years old and a resident of Barangay Pedagan, Sergio Osmeña.

Octan was reportedly manning his post at the SCAA Patrol Base under the Philippine Army’s 5th Infantry Battalion when he suddenly plunged to the ground following a burst of gunfire.

The gunshots reportedly came from an adjacent hill some 300 to 500 meters away from the Army detachment.

Octan’s comrades fired towards the direction of the gunshots and saw an unidentified person withdrawing.

Octan meanwhile was dead on the spot due to  gunshot wounds on his left shoulder and his chest.

Personnel from the 5th Infantry Battalion of the Philippine Army are now conducting pursuit operations while the Sergio Osmeña Municipal police are conducting an investigation to identify the cuprit.