ZAMBOANGA CITY: Three persons, including a jail officer, were killed while eight others were wounded during a failed jailbreak in Siocon, Zamboanga del Norte, police said.
Police said Jail Officer 1 Ryanbell Bagon was killed after a prisoner shot him shortly after he opened the door of a cell on Friday evening to let another prisoner inside.
Two prisoners, Precioso and Rowel Homoc, were also slain in the shootout that followed as they tried to break free from their cells.
Police identified the wounded as PO3 Rommel Intud Jay Hachuela, PO1 Paul Oliver Tomboc, JO2 Roldan Felizarta and JO1 Patrick Galvez, and prisoners Lito Mag-sayo, Wilmark Canunyo, Reneboy Homoc and Zanaida Inso.
They were all brought to the Siocon District Hospital for treatment.