STILL unidentified motorcycle-riding gunmen shot dead a member of the Sangguniang Bayan of Sominot, Zamboanga del Sur before fleeing shortly before noon Tuesday, a Police Regional Office 9 report said yesterday.
Victim Romeo Mainar Sr., a 54-year old resident of Purok 3, Barangay Lantawan in Sominot municipality suffered gunshot wounds in the body and died while being taken to a local hospital, said the PRO9 report.
An investigation showed the victim was driving his motorcycle along Purok 4 in Bgy. Bobongan in Ramon Magsaysay municipality when he was attacked by the suspects around 11:50 a.m. Tuesday. The victim was on his way to Pagadian City when killed.
Local police investigators said the suspects who were on board a motorbike tailed the victim and fired at him without any provocation. After the victim was hit and his motorcycle crashed on the grassy portion of the road, one of the assassins alighted from their motorbike and pumped more bullets at the SB member.
PRO9 director, Chief Superintendent Emmanuel Luis D. Licup immediately ordered a massive hunt for the killers who reportedly fled towards the direction of Molave town.
The motive and identities of the suspects are still being investigated as of press time.