Dionardo B. Carlos

PNP probes MSU shooting incident

December 5, 2021 People's Tonight 204 views

PHILIPPINE National Police (PNP) chief, General Dionardo B. Carlos yesterday ordered a thorough investigation into a shooting incident inside the Mindanao State University compound in Marawi City in Lanao del Sur wherein an off-duty policeman prevented what could have been a bloody attempt to kill a student last Thursday.

“We are alarmed by this act of violence displayed inside a campus. I have ordered the concerned police unit to resolve this case at the soonest possible time,” the PNP chief said.

A report from the Lanao del Sur Police Provincial Office showed that the student identified as Aripodin Darayno Mamacuna,21, was walking inside campus when he noticed that a group of men were following him.

The student was alarmed and proceeded to the MSU grandstand to hide but was caught and beaten up. The other victims pacified the incident but were shot upon by the suspects.

An off-duty PNP personnel who was watching the awarding ceremony of a sport event at the grandstand immediately responded to the incident and exchanged gunfire with the suspects hitting one in his arm and prompting the attackers to flee on foot.

The suspects were identified as Macaraya Saripada Armama, Banjo Saripada and Rakim Saripada, all residents of Barangay Rapsun in Marawi City.

Wounded in the shooting incident were Mamacuna, Anwar Kiram and ,Mohaimen Maba.

Carlos said the quick response of Marawi City policemen led to the immediate identification of the suspects. He said that the local police are not discounting the possibility of a gang war as behind the attack.

“If this may be the case, the PNP suggests strong parental supervision especially at this time when the younger members of the society are given the freedom to go outside where they can meet other influential persons that may put their lives at risk,” Carlos said