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Man shot dead in Recodo


A pedicab driver was shot dead in Purok 7A, Barangay Recodo, this city, Wednesday night.

Police Station 9 Commander, Chief Inspector Karib Muharram identified the fatality as Ben Pajiji y Tamsilani, 56, married, and a resident of the said place.

Muharram said, the victim suffered a lone gunshot wound at the back of his body that resulted to his death.

Initial police investigation disclosed that the victim was walking home and upon reaching a dimly lit area in Purok 7A, Recodo, hewas suddenly shot from behind by the unidentified suspect.

PO2 Salasain said, four spent shells and a magazine of a caliber .45 pistol were recovered at the crime scene.

The victim was brought by his relatives to their residence for proper burial in accordance with Islam tradition.

The responding policemen arrived at the crime scene but the suspect already fled the area.

Police are still looking into the possible motive of the incident.

Muharram told Zamboanga Today that a continuous investigation is being conducted to identify the perpetrator for his possible arrest. (Eugene A. Lasprilla)

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