Four dead in Zamboanga del Sur shootout

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 5) — Four members of a criminal gang died after a shootout Thursday with law enforcers in Midsalip, Zamboanga del Sur, a police report said. 

Authorities were serving an arrest warrant against Ramon Bantayan and Rondi Bantayan for murder when the suspects opened fire upon seeing the policemen, triggering a gunfight, it added.

Ramon Bantayan, Rondi Bantayan and two others were killed on the spot.

Recovered from the subjects were several homemade firearms, caliber .45 pistols, and assorted ammunitions including bladed weapons, police said.