Perfecto Padilla, Church Elder in Sultan Kudarat killed by Two Unknown Hitmen

From The Voice of the Martyrs:

Perfecto Padilla, 52, a dedicated church elder from Sultan Kudarat, Philippines, was brutally murdered by two Muslim men on Sept. 11 at 6 p.m. local time.

Perfecto was resting outside his house in a hammock when two Muslim men came by on motorbikes and fired from approximately five metres away what was believed to be a 45-caliber pistol, witnesses said. He was struck by seven bullets. The assailants immediately fled the scene.

Perfecto’s 12-year-old daughter, Naomi, ran to her father, crying and screaming for help. A pastor named William was nearby visiting a church member, when he heard the screaming and immediately went to provide assistance. Seeing the seriousness of the wounds, William borrowed a tricycle and took Perfecto to the hospital, but the wounded man died on the journey. Prayer Request for Naomi and Joseph, children of Perfecto Padilla