Monday, February 22, 2010

Coke employee shot in Zamboanga City

ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines (Mindanao Examiner / Feb. 22, 2010) – Unidentified gunman shot and seriously wounded a man in an attack Monday just outside the Coca-Cola plant in the southern Filipino port city of Zamboanga, police said.

Police said the man was shot in the head at around 5:00 p.m. as he was smoking outisde the plant in the village of Tetuan. The gunmen escaped after the shooting.

Reports identified the victim as Jose Tiapon Jr.

The plant’s security guards said the victim was an employee of the Coca-Cola Bottlers Philippines, Incorporated. The motive of the attack was unknown, but police said it is still investigating the shooting.

Gun attacks were not uncommon in Zamboanga City where extrajudicial killings had been reported in the past. (Mindanao Examiner)

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