Tuesday, 23 July 2013 13:43
A fisherman coming from a mosque was shot to death by two unidentified assailants at Bank House, Barangay Taluksangay, this city, Sunday night.
The victim was identified as Alih Akbar Abdurasa y Pawadji, 35, married, and a resident of Zone 1, Taluksangay. He sustained multiple gunshot wounds on the different parts of his body that resulted to his instantaneous death.
Scene of the Crime Operatives (SOCO) and police investigators of Culianan Police Station processed the crime area and recovered 9 spent shells of caliber .45 pistols.
Reports disclosed that Abdurasa went to a mosque to pray and break his fasting in connection to the holy month of Ramadan.
Police said, on his way back home, he was followed by two unidentified men. Without any provocation, the suspects suddenly started shooting him. The victim still managed to run while he was being fired upon by the gunmen until he stumbled near their residence.
Emergency medical team tried to save the life of the victim but he was later pronounced dead on the spot.
The cadaver of the victim was immediately claimed by his relatives for proper burial in Islam tradition.
Probers said the suspects hurriedly fled towards the inner portion of the barangay after the incident.
Personal grudge is being eyed as the possible motive of the killing.
By Eugene A. Lasprilla
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