COA employee shot dead in Cotabato City

By Lore Mae L. Andong, ABS-CBN News Central Mindanao

Posted at Aug 16 2014 10:24 AM | Updated as of Aug 16 2014 06:24 PM

COTABATO CITY - An employee of the Commission on Audit (COA) Region 12 was shot by unidentified suspects along TV Juliano Street in Mother Barangay Rosary Heights, Cotabato City Friday evening.

The victim was identified as Engr. Oliver Samonte, 54, a resident of Kutawato Homes in Barangay Rosary Heights-10.

Authorities said Samonte was on board a "habal-habal" motorcycle when he was shot several times by the suspects on board a motorcycle.

The victim was rushed to the hospital but was declared dead on arrival by the attending physicians.

Authorities have yet to determine the motive behind the killing.