Gunmen kill barangay official

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By Bong Garcia

UNIDENTIFIED gunmen riding tandem in a motorcycle shot and killed a village official in Pagadian City, the police reported Sunday.

Inspector Dahlan Samuddin, Police Regional Office (PRO) Zamboanga Peninsula information officer, disclosed the incident took place around 5:15 a.m. Saturday in village of Kawit, Pagadian City.

Samuddin identified the victim as Sangcadra Dimasar, the village chief of Kawit, Pagadian City. The victim died on the spot.

Samuddin said the victim was on his way for an early morning jogging at Purok Bakhaw B in the village of Kawit when the two men riding tandem in a motorcycle repeatedly shot him.

Empty shells for M-16 Armalite rifle and caliber .45 pistol were recovered from the crime scene.

All possible motives are being looked into aimed to identify the suspects, according to Samuddin.