ZAMBOANGA CITY – A woman who had been threatened with death by an alleged policeman over her unpaid debts, was shot dead by a suspected hired killer in Zamboanga City.
Police said Mary Jane Peras, 34, died in Recodo village after being shot at least five times.
The gunman escaped after the shooting, according to Chief Inspector Ariel Huesca, a regional police spokesman. He said the suspect has been identified and was being hunted down.
Authorities are also investigating if the policeman who threatened to kill Peras was involved.