Sibuco village chief shot, wounded PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 26 July 2013 13:38

A barangay chairman was shot and wounded in Barangay Puliran, Sibuco, Zamboanga del Norte last Wednesday.

Chief Insp. Hadjiri Langgal, OIC, Sibuco municipal police station commander eidentified the victim as Asbi Bercasio y Edding, chairman of Barangay Dinolan. He  sustained a gun shot wound on his right thigh.

Initial investigation disclosed that Bercasio was on his way home from Sibuco Poblacion around 4:40 p.m.on board a motorcycle together with his two-year-old daughter and wife when a gunman opened fire on him.The assailant fled toward  Barangay Lakiki, Sibuco.

The motive of the shooting was still being investigated by the Sibuco municipal police station. Hot pursuit operation was initiated by the police while the victim was rushed to the Sibuco Rural Health Center for medical treatment.

At around 5:50 p.m. of the same day, Bercasio was evacuated to Zamboanga City for for further treatment of the gunshot wound. — Angelyn T. Napalcruz, ABMassCom (Journalism) IV, WMSU, OJT