Barangay chair, 3 other officials killed in Cotabato City
COTABATO CITY – A barangay (village) chairman and three others were killed when unidentified gunmen opened fire on them on Tuesday afternoon.
Senior Inspector Rustom Pastolero, the police station 3 head, identified the victims as Mokamad “Max” Pasawilan, chair of Barangay Tamontaka 1 here; Unting Pasawilan, one of the village’s councilman; village watchman Jhonny Pasawilan; and Barangay Treasurer Anday Pasawilan.
Barangay chairman Pasawilan and Councilman Pasawilan were killed on the spot while Johnny and Anday died upon arrival at a hospital here.
Pastolero said Pasawilan and the three victims were in front of the house of the village chair along Datu Omar Road in Barangay Balabaran when the still unidentified gunmen arrived and opened fire on them at about 1:30 p.m.
Pastolero said the suspects fled toward the eastern portion of the village.
Responding police officers recovered several empty shells for a .45-pistol and M-16 Armalite rifle. SFM
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