TWO persons, including the suspect, were killed while two others were wounded in a shootout the other day in Dapitan City, Zamboanga del Norte.
The fatalities were identified as Reynaldo Bayron Delfino, 41, gunman, married, of Maraya, Vincenzo, Sagun, Zamboanga del Sur, and Violeta Damsig Sacal, 68, who was hit by stray bullets.
Taken to the hospital were Ranulfo Obordo Paglinawan, 47, married, barangay chairman of La Victoria, La Libertad, Zamboanga del Norte; and Ryan Sacal, 34, of Bgy. Masidlakon, Dapitan City, and was also hit by stray bullets.
Reports said the incident occurred at 12:40 p.m. in Bgy. Masidlakon, Dapitan City.
Accordingly, the village chief was on board his motorcycle on his way home when he was shot by the suspect, who was also on oard a motorcycle.
The two engaged in running gunbattle that resulted in the death of the suspect and Violeta and wounding of the village chief and Ryan.
Recovered at the crime scene were a cal. .9mm, an empty magazine, an XRM motorcycle with no plate number, a cal. .45 pistiol and a magazine for the gun.
Seized from the slain suspect were the motorcycle, a black wallet containing IDs for AFP, Lambat Sibat volunteer bearing the name of the suspect, mission order, photo of the barangay chairman, P390, and a TM sim pack.