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Motorcycle riding suspect kills barangay chairman in Isabela City

A barangay chairman in Isabela City, Basilan was killed in a shooting incident Thursday, March 7, police said.

Police Regional Office (PRO) 9 Director Brig. Gen. Emmanuel Luis D. Licup said that Jimnu Ladja Hamad, chairman of Barangay Marang-marang, Isabela City was on his way home on board his Honda XRM when a motorcycle riding suspect shot him on his head at Barangay Doña Ramona.

This resulted to Hamad’s instantaneous death, he said.

The suspect fled to unknown direction.

Recovered from the crime scene was one fired cartridge of Cal. 45 pistol.

The Isabela City Police Station is still conducting an investigation to arrest the suspect and to determine the motive of the killing, Licup said.

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