University president shot dead in Zamboanga City

By Jewel Reyes, ABS-CBN News Zamboanga

Posted at Apr 01 2012 04:10 PM | Updated as of Apr 02 2012 02:44 PM

ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines – A university president in Zamboanga City was killed by two unknown assailants at about 1 p.m. on Sunday afternoon.

Sustaining fatal injuries to his chest, Arturo Eustaquio III, the president of Universidad de Zamboanga (former Zamboanga Arturo Eustaquio College), was declared dead by doctors in a private hospital he owns.

Police reports indicate that the victim just came out of his residence in Maestra Vicenta in Sta. Maria on board his motorcycle when two gunmen shot him repeatedly using a caliber 45 pistol.

The Philippine National Police - Scene of the Crime Operatives have found 6 empty shells at the crime scene.

Police have not released any statement on the possible motive of the suspects.

Zamboanga City Mayor Celso Lobregat will have a case conference at the Zamboanga City Police Office.

The family of the victim has asked that they be left alone in the meantime.