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Lady store owner shot


A lady storeo wner of Barangay Talisayan, west of the this city was shot and seriously wounded by two an unidentified riding-in-tandem gunmen.

Police identified the shooting victim as Asria Sabandal y Tanging, 38, married and a resident of Sitio Dumagsa, Zone I, Barangay Talisayan. Sabandal is the third woman-victim of heinous crime in the city based on the recent city police records.

PO2 Ravi Salasain, investigator-on-case of Police Station 9, disclosed that the victim suffered multiple gunshot wounds in the different parts of the body and was rushed by her relatives to Brent Hospital.

PO2 Salasain said the victim underwent surgical operation but still presently confined at the hospital and in critical condition.

The investigator added that 5 spent shells and a slug of  caliber .45 pistol were recovered from the crime scene during the ocular investigation.

Further investigation revealed that the victim was already about to close her sari-sari store when the suspects arrived aboard a motorcycle and the armed back-rider alighted then without provocation shot Sabandal repeatedly.

Police revealed that the suspects sped away towards unknown direction after the shooting.

Motive as well as the identity of the perpetrators remains unknown as of this report.

Zamboanga City Police Office (ZCPO) spokesperson Chief Insp. Shiellamaie Chang said that the shooting was the third incident involving women just for this month of June.

The first incident was the recovery of a woman’s cadaver at a mangrove area of Barangay Mampang, this city. The body sustained multiple hack and stab wounds. The second incident was the shooting of a still an unidentified young woman in Barangay Dulian.

Chang assured that all the three incidents are still under investigation. (Eugene A. Lasprilla)

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