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3 hurt in campaign gunfight

DAVAO CITY – Three men were injured in a gunfight between supporters of two opposing candidates at Purok 3 Zunta Isla Verde, Barangay 23-C, Quezon Boulevard, Davao City, on Saturday night, two days before the barangay elections.

In a report released by Davao City Police Office (DCPO), a fistfight between the two camps believed to be supporters of incumbent Barangay chairman Alemudin Usman and opponent Amel Bangsa Mandin ensued, following their altercation at around 7 p.m. It said witnesses heard successive gunshots in the middle of the commotion.

The injured were Alcon Camalia Ebrahim, 48, resident of Purok 4 Isla Verde, who was passing by during the incident, sustained a gunshot wound in his right arm; Alibaser M. Cabuntalan, 34, married, resident of Purok 2 Isla Verde and supporter of Manding, was shot his in his left foot; and Abdul Amar Asis, 29, married, resident of Purok 1 Isla Verde and supporter of Usman, survived a stabbed wound in his back. The police said all victims were in stable condition. (Antonio Colina IV)