Unidentified suspects gunned down a local reporter

A local reporter was gunned down by unidentified suspects Tuesday night in a town of south Philippine province of Zamboanga del Sur, police said on Wednesday.

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The victim was identified as Elvis Ordaniza, 49, married, native of Pitogo town and volunteer of the local radio based in the nearby Pagadian City.

GunZamboanga peninsula police director Miguel Antonio said based on initial police investigation the victim was shot and killed at about 7 p.m. in the village of Bagong Silang, Poblacion, Pitogo town.

Police said Ordaniza was preparing dinner at the time. He went out briefly from his kitchen to gather firewood when two unidentified gunmen emerged and shot him twice on the chest.

The suspects quickly escaped, leaving the victim lying on the ground.

The victim was initially rushed to a health center and later transferred to a hospital in Pagadian City for treatment but was declared dead on arrival.

Further investigation is underway. Enditem

Source: Xinhua

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