Government employee gunned down Print
Tuesday, 04 September 2018 14:26


A government employee assigned at the Municipal environment office was gunned down at Barangay Farmington, Tampilisan Municipality, Zamboanga del Norte last Saturday.

Chief Insp. Helen Galvez, Police Regional Office-9 Information Officer, identified the fatality as Ernesto Monding Santiago, 53 years old, married and a resident of Barangay Poblacion, Tampilisan Municipality.

Santiago was on his way to Barangay Situbo on his motorcycle with two female students as passengers when the incident occurred.

The female witnesses told police that when they reached Barangay Farmington, riding-in-tandem suspects tailed them and shot the victim on the head.

The suspects then fled towards an unknown direction while the two backriders shouted for help.

Police were able to recover an empty shell of a .45 caliber pistol and the victim’s personal effects.

Police are still investigating the motive behind the incident.  (Remus Ong)