Breaking! Two Marawi rehab workers killed

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ILIGAN CITY — Two construction workers died on the spot while one was wounded when they were shot by still unidentified suspects, at about 7:.am Thursday, November 7, at the national highway along Barangay Emmie Punud, Marawi City.

Colonel Madzgani Mukaram, chief of Provincial Police Office in Lanao del Sur, identified the victims who succumbed to gunshot wounds as Jorge Ambad Butad and Arturo Nadayag Macasero while the wounded victim is Dave Ranario Morsua, all are residents of Matampay, Matungao, Lanao del Norte.

The victims were onboard a motorcycle on their way to work near Area 1 of transitory shelter site in Barangay Sagonsongan, where more than a thousand of families displaced during the Marawi siege are temporarily living.

Mukaram said the victims are working as carpenters of a house in Marawi City.

They were on their way to work, onboard a motorcycle driven by Macasero, when the still unidentified suspect flagged them down and had a brief conversation with the victims.

“Suddenly the suspect without apparent reason shot the victims several times that caused the death of Butad and Macasero who sustained multiple gunshot wounds,” the police report, sent by Mukaram, stated.

The suspect then fled onboard motorcycle heading towards the direction of Saguiaran, Lanao del Sur.

Morsua was brought to the nearest hospital for medical treatment.Police is investigating the motive of the crime. –Divina M. Suson

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