Police Official Assassinated In South RP

July 4, 2007 at 8:02 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

DAVAO CITY (Mindanao Examiner / 04 Jul) – A Philippine police officer was gunned down in a daring broad daylight attack on Wednesday in the southern city of Davao, authorities said.

Two gunmen shot Senior Inspector Godofredo Guiritan in front of a pharmacy in the downtown Davao at around 2.30 p.m., police said.

Guiritan died instantly from fatal shots in the head. The assailants escaped after shooting, police said.

No group claimed responsibility for the attack, but extra-judicial killings is rampant in Davao City.

Last week, two civilians were murdered in separate attacks in the city, where summary killings, allegedly perpetrated by vigilantes and security forces, are a common occurrence.

Hundreds of mostly criminal suspects have been killed the past years in Davao City. (Romy Bwaga)


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