4 killed, 4 hurt in Basilan shooting

FOUR persons including a soldier, two CAFGUs and one civilian were killed while four others were wounded when in another shooting incident in Tipo-Tipo, Basilan.

This was confirmed by Armed Forces of the Philippines–Western Mindanao Command (AFP-Westmincom) spokesperson Major Arvin Encinas.

Identities of the fatalities were not yet available as of press time while wounded were rushed to the nearest hospital.

Reports reaching Camp Aguinaldo showed that the incident occurred at around 9:30 pm  at Barangay Bohe Lebbung, Tipo-Tipo, Basilan.

Initial investigation showed that the victims were in the area when unidentified suspects peppered them with bullets.

After the incident, the suspects fled towards an unknown direction while the victims were rushed to the hospital but four of them died including the soldier who is a Private First Class.

Encinas said the wounded victims were two CAFGUs and two civilians.

Authorities are now conducting follow-up investigation to the incident.