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2 teen boys shot dead in Zamboanga City

/ 06:46 PM November 02, 2016
Zamboanga City river (INQUIRER FILE PHOTO/ JULIE S. ALIPALA)

Zamboanga City river (INQUIRER FILE PHOTO/ JULIE S. ALIPALA)

ZAMBOANGA CITY — Two boys — aged 14 and 16 — were found dead here with gunshot wounds in the head, the police said.

The discovery of the bodies of Junie Turabin, 14, a Grade 6 pupil of Santa Barbara Elementary School and Alexander Taruc, 16, also took place on Tuesday, when two murdered women were also separately found.

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The bodies of the two boys, who lived at the Masepla Transitory Site, were fished out of the San Ramon River, Senior Superintendent Luisito Magnaye, the city police director, said.

The boys were reportedly snatched by unidentified men from their homes on October 31.

Magnaye said they were investigating if the deaths of the two boys were related to the killing of two women, who remained unidentified as of Wednesday.

The body of one of the women, who wore a hijab and was between 20-30 years old, was found at a drainage in Barangay Limpapa while the other victim, estimated to be between 20 and 25 years old, was also fished out of the San Ramon River in Barangay Talisayan.

Magnaye said the two women were also violently killed.  SFM

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