Dimataling Councilor dies in gun attack in Pagadian City

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A TOWN official was killed in a drive-by gun attack by riding-in-tandem gunman in the province of Zamboanga del Sur, the police reported Sunday.

Zamboanga del Sur Police Director Sofronio Ecaldre identified the slain town official as Momar Dris, 38, a councilor of Dimataling municipality.

Ecaldre said Dris was gunned down around 12:50 p.m., Saturday, at Purok Lower Lomboy in the village of Tuburan, Pagadian City, the capital of Zamboanga del Sur.

Investigation showed the town official was seated in his Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV) parked at the roadside when repeatedly shot by the suspects that passed beside the SUV.

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Ecaldre said the victim was rushed but did not reached alive in the hospital.

Ecaldre said investigation continues in a bid to unmask the identities of the suspects, who sped off after they shot the town official.

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