Barangay exec, son shot dead in Maguindanao

By Lalaine Bolongon, ABS-CBN News Central Mindanao

Posted at Jul 25 2012 09:26 AM | Updated as of Jul 25 2012 05:26 PM

COTABATO CITY, Philippines – A barangay chairman and his son were shot dead in Datu Piang, Maguindanao on Tuesday morning.

Barangay Kalipapa chairman Edris Ali, also the president of the town’s Association of Barangay Chairmen, and his son Abdullah, were shot at the corner of Datu Piang Avenue and Datu Iskak Piang Streets at around 10 a.m.

Police Inspector Israle Bayaona said the victims were on their way home in Barangay Buayan on board a motorcycle when two men riding in tandem on board a motorcycle shot them.

The unidentified suspects immediately fled after the shooting.

Abdullah died on the spot while Edris was declared dead on arrival at a hospital.

Authorities are looking into rido or clan wars as the possible motive for the killing.