Carpenter shot, killed in Recodo Print
Monday, 12 February 2018 11:59


An unidentified gunman shot and killed a carpenter last Saturday in Recodo in what is suspected to be related to illegal gambling operations in the area.

A Police Regional Office-9 report identified the victim as Alsan Piang y Lodronio, married and a resident of Purok 5, Recodo.

The victim was also identified as a mason and a carpenter working at Arsadon Drive, Recodo.

Based on investigation, the victim was walking along the drive way of Purok 5 on his way home when he was shot by the gunman coming from behind him.

The victim sustained two gunshot wounds on the back and was immediately brought to a local hospital where he was declared dead.

Police are investigating the possibility that the incident was due to illegal gambling operations in the area.

According to family members, the victim engaged in a heated argument with an agent of the illegal game of Swertres.

Zamboanga City Police Station 9 personnel are still conducting an investigation to identify and arrest the suspect.  (Dan Toribio)