ZAMBOANGA CITY – An amok hacked to death five people – four of them children – before police officers shot him dead in Sirawai, Zamboanga del Norte on Saturday, the police said Sunday.
The suspect – identified as Asdal Untong – was armed with a machete and went on a hacking spree, killing five people – four of them children, according to Chief Supt. Billy Beltran, director of the Western Mindanao Police Regional Office.
Beltran said the incident took place at a quarry site in Barangay Libucon.
He identified those who died of hack wounds as Majid Hali, 35; Nazer Hali, 10; Adzmar Hali, 7; Sayder Wahid, 11; and Mohammad Said Mukaram, 7.
He said the details of the incident remained scant as the Sirawai Municipal Police Station had not submitted a complete report yet due to a power outage there.