Marine sergeant dies in Cotabato City gun attack
COTABATO CITY – An off duty Marine sergeant was killed in a daring daylight gun attack here Sunday, police said.
Major John Vincent Bravo, Cotabato City police station 1 chief, said Marine Sgt. Rodolfo Magno, who is based in Buldon, Maguindanao, was sitting inside his Toyota Vios parked along Moreno Drive, Barangay Rosary Heights 2, waiting for his wife buying some vegetables from a roadside store when two men riding pillion on motorbike arrived.
One of them pulled a caliber .45 pistol and shot Magno three times before fleeing toward Notre Dame Avenue.
Magno died from two bullet wounds on his head and body.
Responding village guards and the police still rushed him to a hospital only about 50 meters away but physicians already declared him dead.
Scene of the crime operatives found three empty shells for a .45 caliber pistol at the scene.
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