The vice mayor and town engineer of Mabuhay, Zamboanga Sibugay died while another person was injured after being shot by a still unidentified assailant just outside the municipal hall on Friday afternoon, the police reported.
Vice Mayor Resituto Calonge and municipal engineer Edgar Pampanga succumbed to bullet wounds to the different parts of the body, the authorities’ initial investigation yielded.
Their wounded companion was identified as Abduhari Gapor.
The incident occurred in front of the municipal hall in Barangay Poblacion at past 3 p.m.
Calonge, Pampanga, and Gapor were having a conversation when an unidentified person walked towards the them and fired his gun several times, the report said.
Calonge and Pampanga died on the spot, while Gapor was brought to the hospital.
Police have yet to determine the identity and motive of the assailant, who is said to have fled on a motorcycle after the attack.
Pursuit operations by local police are still ongoing, while lawmen in neighboring towns were directed to conduct checkpoints in hopes of intercepting the assailant.
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