ZAMBOANGA CITY – Gunmen wounded a town official and killed his companion in an ambush in Zamboanga del Sur, police said.
Noel Mojillo, president of the Association of Barangay Councils in Pitogo town, was shot several times, but survived the Wednesday attack. His companion, Edgen Aguilar, was killed.
Chief Inspector Ariel Huesca, a regional police spokesman, said the two were travelling on a motorcycle when seven gunmen ambushed them.
Aguilar was hit in different parts of the body and died on the spot while Mojillo suffered two gunshot wounds.
Despite being wounded, Mojillo managed to run away from the crime scene, Huesca said.