Radio station employee gunned down in Marawi City
ILIGAN CITY — A 50-year-old employee of the government-run dxSO-Radyo Pilipinas in Marawi City was shot dead by still unidentified gunmen, the police said Sunday.
Marawi City police chief Supt. Jamal Adiong saidJessie Cano was about 10 meters away from his home in Aggie Village in Barangay Cadayonan in Marawi City when attacked around 7 p.m.
Cano, a utility worker for around 20 years at dxSO, which is owned by the Philippine Broadcasting Service (PBS), was on his way home from the market when shot.
He succumbed to four gunshot wounds in the back and died on the spot, Adiong said.
Police investigators are looking into several angles on the possible reason behind the attack, including Cano’s background as an Army reservist, which may have made him a target of possible Islamic state sympathizers.
“They are still around,” Adiong said.
Bae Sora Sarigala, station manager of DXSO, said Cano was a very friendly person.
“We could not remember any incident of his involvement in trouble. He also had not told us of any possible threat to his life,” Sarigala said, adding that the attack on Cano has alarmed workers of the government station, which is located inside the Mindanao State University.
“I hope justice would be served,” she said. /ee
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