Gunmen attack town official's residence

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By Bong Garcia

UNIDENTIFIED gunmen opened fire on the residence of a town official and destroyed a vehicle in the province of Zamboanga del Sur, the police reported Sunday.

Inspector Dahlan Samuddin, Police Regional Office-Zamboanga Peninsula information officer, said the incident occurred around 11 p.m. Friday at Bonifacio Street in Barangay Poblacion, Aurora.

Samuddin said Councilor Custodio Mayol, 64, of Aurora town, was resting inside his residence when the gunmen suddenly appeared and opened fire.

The front and back windshields of the Sports Utility Vehicle owned by Mayol were destroyed as bullets pierced through the vehicle, which was parked in front of the official's residence.

Recovered from the crime scene were three empty shells of a caliber .45 pistol, one metal jacket, one bullet and a bullet fragment.

Investigation continued Sunday to identify the gunmen.