ZAMBOANGA CITY – Five people were shot in separate attacks in Zamboanga Peninsula, police said Monday.
Among the wounded were a village official and a woman.
Chief Inspector Ariel Huesca, a regional police spokesman, said a gunman barged in a house in the town of Lapuan in Zamboanga del Sur and shot Jacinta Sabang, 57. He said the woman was husking corn when the man shot her with an improvised shotgun.
Jacinta was rushed to hospital in the nearby town of Margosatubig.
Huesca said a gunman on a motorcycle also shot and wounded Tata Borgonia, a councillor in the village of Lower Timonan in Dumingag town, also in the province. Borgonia was driving his motorcycle with two others when the gunman, who was following him, opened fire.
He said three other people were wounded in separate attacks in Zamboanga del Norte.
In Dapitan City, a gunman fired at three people riding a motorcycle, hitting one of them, Allan Adlawon. The assailant escaped on a motorcycle.
Adlawan’s companions, Roy Galleposo and Randy Rocamora, were unhurt in the shooting which occurred along Ferdinand Blumentritt in the village of Linabo.
Motorcycle-riding gunmen also shot Carlos Bigota and Basser Naser in downtown Sindangan.