ZAMBOANGA CITY – Police are investigating the killings of two brothers – a lawyer and a Customs employee – who were in Sulu to bury their dead sister.
Senior Superintendent Abraham Orbita, the provincial police chief, said Mac Issan, an employee of the Bureau of Customs; and lawyer Sawadaan Issan, were shot dead in the town of Indanan.
Orbita said gunmen approached the brothers, and talked to them and then shot them.
Police are checking if the killings were connected to a family feud or related to the brothers’ jobs.
There was no immediate statement either from the victims’ families or town officials about the killings and no individual or group claimed responsibility for the attack.
Just recently, motorcycle-riding gunmen killed Judge Reynerio Estacio in a daring broad daylight attack in Zamboanga City.
Estacio, executive judge of the Regional Trial Court Branch 14, handled mostly criminal cases – from murders to drugs to politics, among others—and was cited by the government for his convictions of human traffickers.