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          Maguindanao – The elements of Maguindanao Police Provincial Office responded to a shooting incident that transpired on October 18, 2020 at around 8:45 o’clock in the morning in Barangay Masulot, Sultan Sa Barongis, Maguindanao.

          In the police report of Maguindanao Police Provincial Office to Police Brigadier General Samuel P Rodriguez, Regional Director of Police Regional Office Bangsamoro Autonomous Region disclosed that the two victims were identified as Umbrah Taparan Buko, 30 years old and Naem Bagel,male, 13 years old, both residents of Barangay Masulot, Sultan Sa Barongis, Maguindanao. According to the police reports, while victims sitting near their residence at Barangay Masulot, unidentified suspects shot victims using firearms of undetermined caliber. Said shooting incidents resulted to the death of Buko while Bagel was wounded on his left leg. The suspects fled towards unknown direction.

          Immediately, a hot pursuit operation by Sultan sa Barongis MPS backed by military was conducted for the possible arrest of the suspects.

          Likewise, Police BGen Rodriguez urges Maguindanao Police Provincial Office to conduct thorough investigation of this crime to establish the motive and identity of the perpetrators. Checkpoint and foot patrol shall be strictly implemented by the police for the possible apprehension of the suspects.

          Meanwhile, the PRO BAR asks the public cooperation in the ongoing police investigation and to report any untoward incidents and criminal activities in their area by providing relevant information to the nearest police stations or report to the PRO BAR Hotline Number 0915-874-1746, official Facebook Page of PRO BAR: Police Regional Office Bangsamoro Autonomous Region.

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