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Judge shot dead in Zamboanga City

/ 10:08 AM February 28, 2014

MANILA, Philippines— A motorcycle-riding gunman shot dead a Regional Trial Court judge in Zamboanga City early Friday.

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Presiding Judge Reynerio Estacio of Zamboanga City RTC Branch 14 was gunned down at 7:40 a.m. on Narra Drive, Barangay Tugbungan in Zamboanga City, said Zamboanga Peninsula police spokesman

Chief Inspector Ariel Huesca.

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The gunman was on board a Honda XRM motorcycle without license plate.

Senior Superintendent Wilben Mayor, Philippine National Police spokesperson, said the assailants fired shots at Estacio in the back, only a few meters away from his house in the said village.

The judge was brought to Zamboanga Doctors’ Hospital but was declared dead on arrival, Mayor said.

Police were investigating the case. With Julie Alipala, Inquirer Mindanao Bureau

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