“Mr Eustaquio has expired a few minutes ago,” Zamboanga City mayor Celso Lobregat told reporters outside the Zamboanga Arturo Eustaquio Colleges (ZAEC) Medical Center, around 2:15pm. “The doctors tried to revive him, but his lips were already blue.”
Eustaquio, whose family owns UZ and Zaec Medical Center, was shot by 2 unidentified assailants a few meters outside his home in Maestra Vicenta St, Brgy Sta Maria past 1pm.
He was rushed to his family's hospital where attending medical personnel said the victim sustained 5 gunshot wounds. A public announcement was initially made soliciting type AB+ blood for Eustaquio.
“Police investigation is now underway,” Lobregat said, after announcing Eustaquio's death. "Let us allow the family to mourn their loss and avoid speculating on the cause of the killing." (www.rappler.com)