TWO BROTHERS WOUNDED IN ZAMBOANGA ATTACK

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ZAMBOANGA CITY: Motorcycle gunmen shot and wounded two brothers in the village of Tetuan here on Sunday. Police said Michael Cuevas, manager of the Philippine Veterans Affairs Office in Zamboanga City, and Angelo Cuevas, the supply officer of the Zamboanga Sibugay Provincial Health Office, were heading home on a motorcycle when one of the gunmen shot them. The assailants fled after the attack thinking they had killed their targets. Despite their wounds, the victims managed to drive to the nearest hospital. Police said crime investigators recovered bullet casings of .45-caliber pistol in the area. The motive of the attack is still unknown, but police said it launched an investigation into the shooting. Gun attacks are not uncommon in Zamboanga City where hired killers are actively operating and largely blamed for the spate of murders here.

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