Thursday, October 22, 2009

Village chieftain killed in Zamboanga City

ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines (Mindanao Examiner / October 22, 2009) – An unidentified gunman killed a village chieftain an attack in Zamboanga City in the southern Philippines, police said Thursday.

Police said Tagasilay village chieftain Ezmer Francisco was killed on the spot and his brother wounded in the attack late Wednesday. The duo was resting in their house when the gunman opened fire with an automatic rifle.

“So far, nobody has identified the attacker. We are still investigating the killing,” said Superintendent Amador Corpuz, the city police chief.

He said the gunman fled after the shooting. Francisco was the second village chieftain killed in Zamboanga City in four months.

In June, gunmen also killed the village chieftain of Muti, Malik Akbar, and his aide after having lunch at the Santa Cruz market. The attack also left 3 civilians wounded. (Mindanao Examiner)

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