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Teenager shot dead


A teenager was shot dead at the vicinity of an eatery and sari-sari store in Calle Real and San Isidro Street in Barangay Mercedes, Zamboanga City, Saturday.

Police Station 4 report identified the fatality as William Toribio y Wee, 18, single and a resident of Zone 3, Mercedes.

He sustained a lone gunshot wound in his left shoulder and was rushed to Zamboanga Peninsula (ZAMPEN) hospital, but the attending physician declared him dead on arrival.

Police investigation showed that at about 10:00 p.m., the victim was seen at the vicinity of Jhing’s eatery and sari-sari store when the still unidentified suspects, onboard a Honda XRM motorcycle color black and white, passed-by and shot the victim.

The suspects hurriedly sped towards Mercedes main highway after the incident.

Ocular investigation conducted by PO2 Arnel Arcillas resulted to the recovery of two spent shells of a caliber .45 pistol at the crime scene.

Further police report shows that the victim has been previously charged for violation of R.A. 96165, otherwise known as the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002. It is unclear what happened to the said case

A deeper investigation is being conducted by the authorities on the incident.  (Eugene A. Lasprilla)

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