Cops, gunmen clash in Z. Sur PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 30 July 2013 11:02

Men of the Dinas Municipal Police Station in Zamboanga del Sur engaged in a gunfight with three gunmen who harassed residents in that town  the other day.

Police Regional Information Officer Chief Insp. Ariel Huesca disclosed that the policemen detailed at the said station rushed to Sitio Dumakiton, Barangay Lower Dimaya in Dinas after hearing gunfire in the area.When they arrived at the scene, they spotted three men armed with M16 rifles who opened fire at them which triggered a brief firefight.T

The gunmen withdrew to the hinterland after the policemen were reinforced by other lawmen.

Huesca said that policemen led by PO1 Jonathan Delos Reyes Hemellian were manning the Police Action Center when they heard gunfire.

Hemellian immediately reported it to the Dinas Municipal Police Station and asked for a backup force before rushing to the scene. — Dan Toribio Jr.