TWO people were injured in a gun attack in the province of Basilan, the police reported Sunday, July 17, 2022.

The Basilan Police Provincial Office (BPPO) identified the victims as Ahmad Samat, 26; and Samer Rasad, 38.

The BPPO said the incident happened around 1:10 p.m. Sunday at the Oval site in Matibay village, Lamitan City, Basilan.

Investigation showed that Samat, who was driving a passenger van from Lamitan City to Al-Barka town, was waiting for passengers when two men riding tandem on a motorcycle appeared and shot Rasad.

Samat was wounded as he was hit by a stray bullet during the incident, according to the police.

The two victims were rushed to the hospital in Lamitan City and were later transferred to a hospital in Zamboanga City.

The police are still investigating the case to establish the identities of the suspects, who fled after the incident. (SunStar Zamboanga)

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