Gun violence won’t stop: Another man shot dead PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 31 December 2013 00:00

Amid the tight security steps adopted by the police and military in the city, another live was taken away in a shooting incident last Saturday night making it part of the recent spate of violence in this city.

The latest fatality was identified as Jinnul Sasapan, 48, married, of Sapangpalay, Baliwasan.

Police said Sasapan sustained a bullet wound in the left part of the chest and was taken to the hospital where he was declared dead on arrival.

Investigators led by Insp. Albert Alfaro recovered a spent shell of .45 caliber pistol at the crime scene.

DZT gathered that the police failed to get any information during an ocular investigation as no one in the area came forward to talk about the shooting.

It was learned that Sasapan was shot near a sari-sari store, but even its owner would not say anything about the incident.

Investigators later gathered that the gunman was a certain Din-Din Samad who escaped after the incident.

The Sapangpalay shooting brought to nine the number of gun violent incidents this December in Zamboanga City.

Last December 2, a man was shot dead in Vitali. On the same day a couple were wounded in what was described as accidental firing.

On December 5, a businessman was killed and his live-in partner was wounded in a gun attack in Guiwan. On the same day, an expectant father was shot and wounded in Curuan.

On December 6, Maria Victoria Montano, executive assistant of the president of the Ateneo de Zamboanga University was shot and wounded outside their residence in Tetuan.

A member of a motorcycle group was shot dead, while a woman was wounded in another shooting incident in Teutan last December 8.

A man was shot and killed in yet another incident in Canelar Moret last December 10. On the same day, a businessman was shot and robbed in Ayala.

On December 15, a man was shot and wounded in Southcom Village, Calarian.

On December 22, another man was shot and wounded in Baluno. — Dan Toribio Jr.