1 Marine dead, 1 hurt in Cotabato City shooting

Arianne Apatan, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Feb 23 2018 10:42 PM

Two members of the Philippine Marines were shot by unidentified assailants in Cotabato City, Friday afternoon.

COTABATO CITY - A member of the Philippine Marines was shot dead while his comrade was wounded after being attacked by unidentified assailants in front of RVM College along Sinsuat Avenue here Friday afternoon.

Police identified the victims as sergeants Ferdinand Ulang and Robel Navaro. Ulang was declared dead on arrival, while Navaro is being treated at Cotabato Regional and Medical Center.

Based on initial investigation, the two were traversing the national highway onboard a single motorcycle when they were fired upon by unidentified men.

Both were assigned to the Marine Battalion Landing Team 7 based in Upi, Maguindanao.

Police are investigating.