Bayawan councilor escapes assassination

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Wednesday, August 6, 2014


BAYAWAN City Councilor Dan Aurella managed to escape an assassination attempt inside the parking area of Silliman Medical Center in Dumaguete City.

Aurella, however, sustained a gunshot wound in his right arm after he accidentally fired his gun.

He told reporters that he was in the hospital for his aunt, who just died, when he noticed a man who was about to attack him at the parking lot. He then took his firearm and looked for the man, but he accidentally fired the gun, hitting his arm instead.

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The supposed assassin managed to escape.

The councilor is now confined at the hospital.

Aurella said that before the incident, he received death threats from unknown persons.

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