A policeman was shot and critically wounded in an east coast barangay by two motorcycle-riding gunmen in the city, a top police official disclosed Wednesday.
Zamboanga City police director Senior Supt. Edwin de Ocampo said the incident took place around 8 p.m. Tuesday in Barangay Victoria, 24 kilometers east of this city.
De Ocampo identified the victim as Senior Police Officer 3 Erolde Galigao of Police Station 3 based in Barangay Sangali, 25 kilometers east of this city.
Investigation showed Galigao was driving his motorcycle on the way to the Police Station 3 headquarters when shot by one of the suspects who got abreast him, De Ocampo said.
He said one of the two suspects who was identified as Christian Baring, 28, an ex-convict has surrendered to the Police Station 3 hours after the incident.