Man killed, wife, two kids hurt in gun-grenade attack PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 27 August 2011 17:12

A man was killed while his wife and two children were wounded in a gun and grenade attack at Purok Malipayon, Barangay Tuluan, Tambulig, Zamboanga del Sur last Wednesday night.

Police identified the fatality as Apolonio Magtortor. Wounded were Leonisa (wife) and their children Kevin and Catherine Grace, both minors.
A police report disclosed that the Magtortior family was sleeping inside their house around 9 p.m. when three men armed with M16 rifles and a grenade riding on a motorcycle arrived and rained them with bullets.

Amid the attack, Apolonio jumped out of the house and tried to escape but was hit by bullets.
After the gunmen sprayed the house with bullets, one of them lobbed a grenade which exploded inside the home.

Leonisa and the two children were rushed to the Blancia Hospital in Molave while the bullet riddled body of Apolonio was recovered the following day few meters away from their destroyed house.

Recovered at the crime scene were 11 spent shells of M16 rifle, nine others of .45 caliber pistol and a grenade safety pin. — Dan Toribio Jr.