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Zamboanga town councilor shot dead

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ZAMBOANGA CITY – A municipal councilor was killed while his diver was wounded when they were shot at close range by two motorcycle riding suspects on a motorcycle on Monday afternoon.

Police Regional Office 9 (PRO-9) director PBGen. Ronaldo Genaro E. Ylagan identified the victim as Alvarez Dammang, 45 years old, married, and municipal councilor of Mabuhay town in Zamboanga Sibugay province.

Dammang died on the spot from bullet wounds fired from an M-16 armalite rifle.

Ylagan also identified the wounded victim as Alamsa Sabturani, 35 and a resident of Talusan, Zamboanga Sibugay province.

According to Ylagan, the two were heading towards Talusan town in the province when they were tailed by the two suspects riding in tandem on a back XR 200cc motorcycle.

Dammang sustained several gunshot wounds on the different parts of his body while Sabturani sustained serious wounds on the different parts of his body and is now admitted to the Mabuhay Municipal Health Unit for medication.

The police are now conducting manhunt operations.

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