Bus driver shot dead in Makilala

May 12, 2017 - 8:01 AM
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Authorities surround the bus whose driver was shot dead in Makilala, Cotabato province. (Brigada News photo)

COTABATO CITY, Philippines — A bus driver was shot dead as he steered his vehicle in Makilala town, Cotabato province early Friday morning.

The killing of Jessie Taray, a resident of Baranay Malabuan in the town, appeared to be a planned hit.

Police said the gunman pretended to be a passenger on the Mindanao Star Bus unit driven by Taray. He shot the driver past 4 a.m. in Barangay Malasila.

No one else was hurt.