COTABATO CITY (MindaNews/ 28 February) — Unidentified gunmen ambushed and killed four persons, including two minors, in a daring broad daylight shooting incident along Rajah Tabunaway boulevard here Sunday afternoon, police said.
Killed on the spot were Junjun Macarido, 22, a habal-habal driver, Rahima Tan, 40, her children Saysai, 12 and Guiabel, 11, all residents of Piang compound, Lugay-Lugay, Mother Bagua, Cotabato City.
Police investigation showed the victims were on board a motorcycle driven by Macarido and were on their way home from a visit at the Cotabato City jail.
The victims had just left the hospital some 50 metwers away when two armed men opened fire at them.
Three of the victims died on the spot while the 11-year-old child expired at the Cotabato Puericulture Hospital.
Police said the victims sustained multiple gunshot wounds in the head and body. Empty shells from caliber 45 and 9 mm pistols were found at the crime site.
Witness near the crime scene said that before the shooting incident, they noticed two men riding tandem on a motorbike as if waiting for someone.
The Cotabato City police is still investigating the case. (Ferdinandh B. Cabrera /MindaNews)