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Gunmen kill 4 in daring Cotabato City ambush

Local News • 03:12 AM Mon Feb 29, 2016
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Ferdinand Cabrera
Scene of the Crime Operatives investigate the ambush site along Raja Tabunaway Street, Cotabato City where four persons, including two minors, were killed. (Ferdinandh Cabrera)

COTABATO CITY -- Unidentified gunmen ambushed and killed four persons, including two minors,in a daring broad daylight shooting incident along a busy street here Sunday afternoon, police said.Killed on the spot were Junjun Macarido, 22, habal-habal driver, Rahima Tan, 40, her children Sansai Tan, 12 and Guiabel Tan, 11, all residents of Piang Street, Lugay-Lugay, Cotabato City.Police investigation showed the victims were on board a habal-habal (passenger motorcycle) driven by Macarido heading for home from a visit at the Cotabato City jail.As the victims were along Raja Tabunaway Street, two men armed with hand guns opened fire on them.Three of the victims died on the spot while the 11 year old child expired at Cotabato Puericulture Hospital.Police said the victims sustained multiple gunshot wounds in the head and body.Responding police operatives recovered empty shells for cal. 45 and 9mm pistols.Witnesses near the crime scene said they noticed two men riding tandem on a motorbike near the ambush site for several minutesas if waiting for someone before the shooting.Police investigation is still going on.

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