Saturday, August 21, 2010

2 students killed in attack outside school in Mindanao

ILIGAN CITY, Philippines (Mindanao Examiner / Aug. 21, 2010) – Unidentified gunmen killed two students Saturday in a broad daylight attack just in front of the government-run Mindanao State University in Marawi City in the Muslim province of Lanao del Sur, police said.

Police said the gunmen who were on a jeep shot the duo - Mark Anthony Ticson, 21, and Ever Sosillo, 17 – both engineering students. Provincial police chief Cosanie Derogongan has ordered an investigation into the killings and deployed policemen to hunt down the gunmen.

The victims came from an Internet café and were on their way home when gunmen attacked them. Derogongan said Ticson sustained one gunshot wound in his chest while Sosillo was hit in the head.

The motive of the attack was unknown, the police chief said. (Merlyn Manos)

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