Cops hunting killers of 3 COVID-19 quarantine volunteers in Maguindanao town
TACURONG CITY—Police have launched a manhunt for the assailants in a drive-by shooting in the town of Buluan, Maguindanao province that killed three volunteers helping enforce quarantine rules on Thursday (Oct. 15).
Col. Donald Madamba, Maguindanao police chief, said the volunteers were seated in front of a roadside eatery at the village of Poblacion around 9 p.m. when a still undetermined number of men aboard a white car opened fire.
After the drive-by shooting, Madamba said the car sped off toward Tacurong City, some 15 kilometers from there the volunteers were attacked.
Two of the victims died on the spot while the third died in the hospital, Madamba said.
The slain volunteers were Lucman Rasul, Teng Lawan and Ilo Lawan, all residents of Buluan.
The three were affiliated with the community service-oriented organization Kabalikat Radio Communications Group. They have volunteered in the fight against COVID-19, helping local police enforce quarantine rules.
Madamba said all police units in the province had been alerted to help the Buluan police office identify the perpetrators and bring them to justice
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