Amalia Gutierrez

Dr. Amalia Gutierrez was in her SUV when ambushed by riding in tandem gunmen, she managed to crawl out of her vehicle but was finished off with shots to the head.

An unidentified assailant shot dead a doctor on busy Governor Gutierrez Avenue here Monday afternoon, police said.

Chief Insp. Reynaldo Delantien, Station 2 chief of the Cotabato City Police Office, identified the slain doctor as Amalia Senada Gutierrez, a 58-year-old resident of Governor Gutierrez Avenue, Rosary Heights 9.

According to Delantien, the shooting occurred at around 4:30 p.m., a busy time for the road, which leads to the Office of the Regional Governor of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM).

The victim’s driver, 22-year-old Alexander Cuanan, 22, told investigators that he had just parked the doctor’s Ford Everest when he heard a gunshot.

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