News – PH – Deputy Mayor of Zamboanga Sibugay City, 1 other dead in a gun attack


A lone shooter attacks on Friday the 26th February 2021, in front of the parish hall in Zamboanga, the Vice Mayor of the city of Mabuhay, Resituto Calonge, and his companions to Sibugay INQUIRY MINDANAO

PAGADIAN CITY, Zamboanga del Sur / MANILA, Philippines – The Vice Mayor of Mabuhay Township in Zamboanga Sibugay and a companion died while another was injured after a single unidentified assailant attacked them on Friday afternoon

The police identified the deaths as Vice Mayors Resituto Calonge and Engr Edgar Pampanga and the wounded as Hadji Abduhari Gapor

According to authorities, Calonge and Pampanga died on the spot while Gapor was taken to a nearby hospital and is still in critical condition

Initial police reports showed that the deputy mayor was speaking to his two colleagues at 3 p.m. on Friday in front of the town hall in Barangay Poblacion when the suspect walked up to them and started shooting

The suspect then fled the scene on a black motorcycle – a Honda XRM125, which was parked nearby, police discovered, citing witnesses

Police Major Edwin Duco, a spokesman for the Regional Police Office 9, said the three victims received gunshot wounds in different parts of their bodies

Duco said the nearby city police stations had been instructed to set up checkpoints to arrest the shooter

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Zamboanga Sibugay, Zamboanga Peninsula, Mayor, Zamboanga

News – PH – Vice Mayor of the city of Zamboanga Sibugay, 1 further dead in a gun attack