Teen gunned down in Maguindanao

Posted at 09/04/14 7:25 PM

MAGUINDANAO -- A high school student of Datu Piang National High School was shot dead by a motorcyle-riding gunman around 12 noon Wednesday.

The victim was identified as Datukung Kasim, a resident of Barangay Liong in Datu Piang.

Authorities said the victim was onboard a 'trisikad' or pedicab when the assailant shot him several times.

A nine-year-old boy, who was driving the pedicab, was also wounded after he was hit by a stray bullet.

Authorities are eyeing personal grudge or "rido" as the motive behind the incident.

On Monday, a certain Haron Datuhan, a barangay official of Liong was also shot dead at Datu Piang.

The police are looking at the possibility that both shooting incidents are connected.