Shooting injures 2 Koreans in Lapu; gunman at large-A A +A
Thursday, November 1, 2012
CEBU CITY -- Two Korean nationals were wounded in a shooting incident in Barangay Pajac, Lapu-Lapu City, Wednesday morning.
Lee Dong Gun, 46, and Jung Ha Bok, 40, were leaving a subdivision on board a white Dodger Durango past 8 a.m. when an unidentified man fired at them several times.
Gun sustained a gunshot wound on his upper left arm while Bok was hit in his lower left arm. Gun was driving the car while Bok was sitting on the front passenger seat.
The police have yet to find out what motivated the attack.
Inspector Zenaido Pastorfide, chief of the Lapu-Lapu City Police Homicide Section, said Wednesday that the victims had no suspect in mind.
“Wa sila’y mahinumduman nga na-kontra nila (They could not recall having a conflict with anyone),” Pastorfide said.
The police recovered five empty shells from a .45 pistol and a slug from a .38 pistol.
Pastorfide said motorcycle-for-hire drivers noticed a man loitering in front of the Pacific Villa, where the victims live, as early as 7 a.m.
As the Koreans drove out of the subdivision’s gate, the man who wore a red sweatshirt approached the car and fired at the victims.
Gun lost control of the vehicle and hit a motorcycle parked nearby.
The subdivision’s security guard fired twice at the culprit, who fled on a red motorcycle.
Four bullets left holes on the vehicle (OSK 888), which has a sticker bearing the seal of the Office of the President of the Philippines. A bullet broke the car’s left side mirror.
The Koreans reportedly own a souvenir shop and run an underwater tour business in Lapu-Lapu. They have reportedly been living in Cebu for a year.
Pastorfide said the Koreans refused to go to the hospital at first, saying their injuries were not serious.
But the police convinced them to seek treatment at the Mactan Doctors’ Hospital and get a medical certificate, which is needed in the investigation.
The motorcycle-for-hire drivers, who were waiting for passengers in front of the subdivision when the incident happened, said the culprit was slim and stood about 5’4” tall.
Pastorfide said they are requesting the subdivision to provide the police with captured images from their closed-circuit television system. (Sun.Star Cebu)
Published in the Sun.Star Cebu newspaper on November 01, 2012.