|32-year old stabbed|
|Tuesday, 21 March 2017 12:02|
A 32-year old man was stabbed and wounded in Sitio Bataan, Vitali last Sunday.
The victim was identified as Richard Mendoza, married.
Police identified the suspect as Joed Martinez, a resident of the area.
A police report disclosed that the incident happened while Mendoza and a companion, identified as Joel Lacastesantos, were heading home at around 11:30 that night.
When the duo reached Sitio Bataan, the suspect suddenly approached them and stabbed Mendoza from behind.
Martinez escaped after the incident while Mendoza was rushed to the Vitali Lying-in clinic and later transferred to the Zamboanga City Medical Center.
Vitali Police Station personnel have launched hot pursuit operations for the possible arrest of the suspect.
Police are looking into personal grudge as a possible motive for the crime. (Dan Toribio)