City prosecutor gunned down in Marawi

Posted at 05/19/14 5:17 PM

MANILA -- The assistant city prosecutor of Marawi was shot dead by unidentified gunmen Monday morning, reports said.

The victim was identified as Atty. Zaipal Alawi. He sustained fatal gunshot wounds on the head and other parts of the body.

His driver, Saiben Doron Baiza, also sustained wounds on his face and back. He was rushed to Amai Pakpak Medical Center for treatment.

Initial investigation showed that Alawi was on his way home on board his vehicle when two armed men fired at them while they were in Barangay Marawi.

Authorities recovered slugs from a caliber .45 gun and 9mm pistol from the crime scene.

The Marawi police are investigating whether the incident is related to the victim's job, or is a form of rido (family feud) against his family. -- report from Roxanne Arevalo, ABS-CBN News Iligan