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Escort shot dead, vice mayor, 2 others hurt

  • Written by Zaida delos Reyes-Palanca
  • Published in Provincial
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THREE persons, including a vice mayor and a barangay captain, were wounded while their bodyguard was killed in a strafing incident the other day in Sultan Kudarat.

The fatality was identified as Harold Sayed Kalon, 36, married, of Galinato Village, Lower Dansuli, Isulan, Sultan Kudarat.
   
Taken to the hospital for treatment were Vice Mayor Datu Abdula Sangki Samsudin Ampatuan Sangki, 31, married and Melchor dela Cruz Tagle, 66, barangay chairman of Bgy. Kangkong, Esperanza, Sultan Kudarat.
   
According to Supt. Romeo Galgo, the incident occurred at 7 p.m. at the house of Tagle in Purok Elisan.
   
The victims were having a meeting inside the house when unidentified suspects arrived and riddled the house with bullets, killing the bodyguard of the vice mayor and wounding the town official and his two companions.
   
Recovered at the crime scene were several fired cartridge cases and ammunition.