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Engineer slain in Tacurong gun attack

TIMRA Reports • 14:45 PM Wed Oct 23, 2019
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Edwin O. Fernandez
Photo shows the motorcycle that the victims were riding shortly before they were shot on Tuesday night, Oct. 22, 2019. (Roy Dequiña)

TACURONG CITY  – Unidentified gunmen shot dead here a construction engineer and wounded three others on Tuesday night.

Lt. Colonel Rey Egos, Tacurong City police chief, identified the slain victim as civil Engr. Joel Bastareche, a resident of Barangay Poblacion here.  He was declared dead on arrival at a local hospital.

Injured were Bastareche’s companions Abang Suizo and Alvin Monahan, 35, both of Barangay Buenaflor and  Romeo Jayme, 57, a tricycle driver.

Egos said the victims were already on board a tricycle driven by Jayme and were about to leave the resto bar along the national highway when gunmen on motorbike arrived and opened fire without provocation.

Police found empty shells for cal. 45 pistol at the crime scene.

Motive of the attack remains unclear as investigation continues.

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