Thursday, October 26, 2006

Chinese Trader Shot In Downtown Zamboanga

ZAMBOANGA CITY (Mindanao Examiner / 26 Oct) – A Chinese trader was shot and critically wounded in an attack late Thursday in downtown Zamboanga City in the southern Philippines, police said.

The man, identified only as Huang, was shot in the chest by a motorcycle gunman at around 7 p.m. along the busy downtown road called Tomas Claudio, police said.

Huang, who has several cell phone shops in Zamboanga City, was making rounds on his stores when attacked.

“He is our boss and usually goes around at this time to visit his stores downtown. He usually carries a bag full of cell phones,” a woman, who works for Huang, told reporters.

Little was known about the victim except that he resides in Manila, but was in Zamboanga City to visit his business. It was not immediately known if Huang has relatives here.

Last week, unidentified gunmen also killed two cops in separate attacks in Zamboanga City.

More than 200 people had been killed in a series of gun attacks in Zamboanga City the past four years. (Mindanao Examiner)

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