Village chief, cop brod shot hurt PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 09 September 2013 17:16

A barangay chairman of Labangan Zamboanga del Sur and his elder brother who is a policeman were shot and wounded Friday afternoon at Purok Tapul, Barangay Tiguma, Pagadian City.

Wounded were Mohibat Pagayao y Gumba, 38, barangay chairman of Barangay Old Labangan, Labangan, Zamboanga del Sur and his elder brother PO3 Muktar Pagayao y Guimba, 41, of the Marawi City Police Station.

Police said the two brothers were shot by two motorcycle riding gunmen using a .45 caliber pistol.

Investigators recovered empty shells of .45 caliber pistol at the crime scene.

Both victims sustained gunshot wounds in their right arm and were taken to the Aisah Medical Hospital, Pagadian City for treatment.

The assailants managed to escape.

Initial investigation disclosed that the barangay chairman had attended a seminar at Spring Land Hotel, Pagadian City, after which went home aboard a motorcycle together with his brother.The gunmen were already tailing them aboard another motorcycle . At Rizal Avenue, Purok Tapul, one of the gunmen opened fire on them.

Although wounded, Muktar managed to return fire prompting the attackers to stop firing and fled.

Responding policemen recovered five empty shells of a .45 caliber pistol at the crime scene. – Dan Toribio Jr.