Maguindanao village chief’s indiscriminate fire kills young farmer

August 31, 2017 - 10:37 AM
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(Reuters file)

COTABATO CITY, Philippines — A 25-year old farmer was killed when a barangay chairman of Pagalungan town, Maguindanao fired an Armalite rifle in a fit of anger Wednesday afternoon.

Town police chief, Inspector Razul Pandulo, said Rasul Madidis was hit in the neck when Farouk Matalam, chairman of Barangay Poblacion, opened fire.

Police recovered 37 empty Armalite bullet shells.

Pandulo said Matalam could not produce documents for the rifle he fired.