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DPWH engineer killed in Pagadian City 

PAGADIAN CITY – Motorcycle gunmen shot dead an engineer working for the Department of Public Works and Highways in an attack before dawn Friday in Pagadian City in the southern Philippine province of Zamboanga del Sur, police said.

Police said Charles Tan was travelling on a motorcycle when he gunmen attacked him at V. Sagun Street in Upper Lumbia village. He was shot several times.

The gunmen, who tailed Tan on a separate motorcycle, fled after the killing, according to Superintendent Glenn Dulawan, the city police chief.

He said Tan was shot with a .45-caliber pistol. “The victim was shot several times by the gunmen armed with .45-caliber pistol. Police recovered two bullet casings in the area,” he said.

Dulawan said Tan was shot in the back and neck.

“The Pagadian City Police Office is now conducting a follow-up investigation on the incident to possibly identify the suspects and to determine the motive of the incident,” he said.

No individual claimed responsibility for the killing, but gun attacks are not uncommon in Pagadian City where hired assassins are actively operating. (Christina Diabordo)

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