‘Drug-crazed’ man runs amuck in Zamboanga; kills boy, wounds 4 others

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  • A ‘drug-crazed’ man ran amuck in Zamboanga Del Norte on Saturday
  • He killed one 11-year-old child with a bolo
  • The suspect also wounded 4 other children before he was shot and killed by cops

MANILA, Philippines  –  A 34-year-old man, believed to be under the influence of illegal drugs, ran amuck in Zamboanga Del Norte and killed a boy with a bolo this Saturday.

The suspect was also shot and killed after he tried to attack the police officers.

The slain ‘drug-crazed’ man was identified in a Philstar article as Asgal Kalas Ontong, married and a resident of Barangay Libucon, Sirawai, Zamboanga Del Norte.

According to Chief Inspector Helen Galvez, spokesperson of Police Regional Office 9, Ontong went wild and hacked to death an 11-year old boy identified as Saidemar Callon Wahid who was playing at an abandoned house in Barangay Pulang Lupa. He also stabbed and wounded 3 of the victim’s playmates.

He again attacked and injured a 7-year-old child at a nearby quarry site.

Police who responded to the incident tried to arrest Ontong, but the latter allegedly attacked them with the same bolo and tried to snatch one of the officer’s firearm; prompting the cops to shoot him.

The police said Ontong was under the influence of shabu when he attacked the children. Investigation is still going on.

Fact-checked against the following source(s) :

ABS-CBN News, Philstar