Soldier killed, 3 others wounded in Zamboanga disco bar shooting


ZAMBOANGA CITY – A government soldier was killed and three others were injured in a shooting incident inside a disco bar in the southern Philippine province of Zamboanga Sibugay, police said Thursday.

The slain soldier was identified as Pfc. Gerald Jan Aujero Cordero, 27, and a native of Sultan Kudarat’s Isulan town; and the wounded infantrymen as Cpl. Seperino Randes Damacino, 26; and Cpl. Giovanie Diodor, 27; and Al Gerald Santos, 36, a civilian.

The soldiers, members of the 53rd Infantry Battalion and assigned with the 102nd Infantry Brigade in Ipil town, were shot at dawn Wednesday inside the Planet Disco near the Army headquarters.

All the wounded were rushed to the De Villa Hospital while police continued its investigation into the shooting.

Police gave little details of the incident and the investigator in-charge with the case, PO2 Romer Anggot, did not answer phone calls from journalists following up the progress of the investigation.

It was unclear whether the shooting was connected to a brawl or if policemen or soldiers or communist rebels were involved in the deadly attack.

The brigade headquarters and the 1st Infantry Division, and even the Western Mindanao Command did not release any information into the shooting incident. AL JACINTO



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