Cop, daughter dead in latest gunslaying PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 21 December 2011 17:09

A policeman and his daughter became the latest victims of the almost daily  occurence of gunslayings in Zamboanga City after they were shot and killed along Gov. Camins Avenue shortly before 1 a.m. yesterday.

A store owner was also killed in an earlier gun attack at the old public market.

Killed at Gov. Camins Avenue gun attack were PO3 Jose Vasquez of the Tetuan Police station and his daughter Krysleigh Dawn, a student of the Ateneo de Zamboanga University, both residents of Toribio Drive, Pasonanca.

Both sustained bullet wounds in the body. The father died on the spot while his daughter was taken to a hospital where she was declared dead on arrival.

A police report disclosed that Vasquez and his daughter were riding on a Honda XRM motorcycle coming from San Jose road, on their way home at past midnight, when
two men riding tandem on another motorcycle sidled up and the backrider opened fire on them near the GSIS building along Gov. Camins Avenue,
The gunmen sped away after they saw the  victims fell on the ground.

Recovered at the crime scene were five spent shells and two slugs of .45 caliber pistol.

Meanwhile, around 5:25 p.m. Monday, Mohammad Idris Muksan, a store owner and a resident of Guiwan was shot and killed by a gunman at  the old public market.

A police report disclosed that Muksan was returning to his store after buying a gallon of water from a nearby outlet, when a gunman appeared and shot him at close range. He sustained bullet wounds in the head and body and was taken to the hospital where he was declared dead on arrival.

Last Monday, a church minister was shot dead along Veterans Avenue. Before him, two policemen were shot dead Sunday at a store along Veterans Avenue Extension.
Last week, four were killed in separate gun attacks in different parts of the city.

City Police Director Sr. Supt. Edwin De Ocampo yesterday instructed his men to work double time to solve all the shooting incidents that happened in the city two weeks time. — Dan Toribio Jr.