4 men in Rio Hondo gun attack identified PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 10 February 2013 14:14

Police yesterday identified the four gunmen who sprayed with bullets a Mazda pick-up truck that killed a 35-year-old man and wounded three others in Rio Hondo last Wednesday afternoon.

City Police Director Sr. Supt. Edwin De Ocampo identified the suspects as Akmad Mansul, Abner Mansul, Gais Mansul and Sunuy Tanjing, all residents of Sibago Island,

Basilan. They were positively identified by the wounded victims. Police were still conducting hot pursuit operations for their immediate arrest.

A case of murder and multiple murder have been prepared by the police against the suspects.

Police had earlier disclosed that the gun attack was a result of a dispute in Sibago Island.

To recall, Sali Asari, Nasser Ahali, Al Nasram Nasser, all of Sibago Island and Hadji Akraya Jamiri were riding a Mazda pick-up truck on their way to the city proper coming from the interior of Rio Hondo when men armed with M16 rifle and .45 caliber pistol and waiting along the road rained them with bullets.

Asari was killed on the spot while the three others were taken to the hospital with bullet wounds. – Dan Toribio Jr.