Man killed in gun attack; LBC Zamboanga branch robbed


ZAMBOANGA CITY: An unidentified gunman barged into a house and fatally shot a villager here, police said.

Police said Freddie Sabran, 39, was shot by a lone assailant who escaped after the attack in Kilometer 7 in Pasonanca village.

Sabran, who was shot in the chest, had been rushed by his family to hospital, but he died along the way.

Police are still investigating the motive of the attack and who was behind it. Sabran’s family did not give any statement about the killing, but gun attacks are not uncommon in Zamboanga. Many of the killings in Zamboanga have been largely blamed to guns-for-hire who are actively operating in the city. Most of the murders remain unsolved.

Meanwhile, in Buug town outside Zamboanga, two armed men robbed a branch of cargo forwarder LBC and escaped with over P180,000 in loot, police said.

It said the employees were about to close their shop when two gunmen rushed in and declared the robbery. The assailants fled on a motorcycle.

Investigators said the cargo forwarder was manned by only three employees—Rutcher Pa-gayon, Allen Capas and Palen Banseloy—who gave their statement to the police.

The employees said the gunmen forced them to open the vault. It was not immediately known whether the firm has a security camera.

Al Jacinto


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