3 killed, 2 hurt in Basilan shooting
MANILA, Philippines – Three people were killed and two others were injured in a gunfight in Lamitan City, Basilan on Sunday afternoon, the National Disasater Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) said.
NDRRMC said the shootout occurred at around 5 p.m. near a detachment of the Philippine National Police – Special Action Forces in the city.
A separate report identified one of the fatalities as a grandson of Lamitan City Councilor Jaime Ortega, who is also a retired policeman.
Authorities have yet to identify the people and the motive behind the shootout.