1ST UPDATE AS OF 6:43PM - JUNE 3 ...
CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY - A mayor of Lumbaca-Unayan, Lanao del Sur, his wife and two other companions onboard a black Pickup vehicle, were ambushed this morning by still unidentified motorcycle riding gunmen, along Zone 2, Iponan village, this city
Responding police officers later identified the victims as Mayor Somerado Malo Guro of Lumbaca Unayan, Lanao del Sur; his wife, Rohaifa Guro, 26; their staff, Abdul Rafi Guro; and their driver, Ibrahim Gani, 58 years old. The mayor's wife and the driver were also wounded, except for the staff who was lucky he was not hit by the bullets of the assailants.
Mayor Guro and his family are presently residing at Phase 4 Block 4, Lot 4 Bloomingdale Iponan, this city. It was NOT known, however, who were the perpetrators and what was their motive of attempting to kill the mayor and his family.
Investigation disclosed that after they were ambushed and wounded, the driver still managed to maneuver their vehicle and straight ahead at the Polymedic Plaza Hospital located in Kauswagan National Highway.
On or about 9:20 am on June 3, 2020, Cagayan de Oro Police Office (Cocpo) chief Police Colonel Henry G. Dampal reported to PRO 10 Regional Director PBGen Rolando B. Anduyan that they received a call for assistance since there was a shooting incident along Zone 2, Barangay Iponan, this city.
Immediately, police operatives of Station 7 responded at the crime scene along Zone 2, Iponan village and conduct thorough investigation of the reported ambush involving a City Mayor from Lanao del Sur.
A witness at the crime scene, Arsie Yee, told police investigators he saw the motorcycle-riding in tandem shooting at the Black Pick up vehicle. The scene was too short and the vehicle immediately disappered from the crime scene.
The shooting victims are now recuperating at Polymedic Medical Plaza along Kauswagan National Highway, this city.
Based on MDN reporter from the field as of 6:43 early evening on June 3, the wife, Rohaifa Guro has died due to multiple gunshot wounds. She was already on critical condition at the ICU when brought to the hospital this morning after the ambush.
Meanwhile, Cagayan de Oro City Mayor Oscar Moreno has ordered the police force to conduct massive manhunt and identify the perpetrators of the crime.
"The victims should be given justice that's why I am ordering the police force to conduct more investigations, surveillance and manhunt operations," the mayor said in vernacular. ###
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