The provincial prosecutor of Lanao del Norte was gunned down while jogging near his house in Iligan City early Wednesday (Aug 4) morning, police said.
Iligan City police director Senior Superintendent Bernardo Reamon said Provincial Prosecutor Macadatar Marsangaca was jogging with an unidentified relative at the Pryce Properties in Barangay Tubod at about 6:45 a.m. when two gunmen came from behind on a motorcycle and shot him on the back of the head at close range with a .45 caliber pistol.
The suspects who were not wearing helmets immediately fled, according to police.
Reamon said police have been patrolling the area, a favorite spot for joggers, from 4 to 7 a.m. because of several killings committed there.
However, on the morning of Marsangaca’s murder the patrolling policemen had already returned to their headquarters, he added.
Police are investigating whether the killing of Marsangaca was work-related, including the possibility of a “rido” or clan conflict.