Driver survives gun attack-A A +A
By Bong Garcia
Sunday, October 27, 2013
A “Habal-Habal” (motorcycle for hire) driver has survived a gun attack perpetrated by 10 gunmen in a village in Zamboanga del Norte, the police reported Saturday.
The Zamboanga del Norte Police Office (ZDNPO) reported that the incident took place around 11:30 p.m. in the village of Calican, Piñan town.
The police identified the victim as Dolor Leonar, 54, a resident of Calican village, who sustained multiple gunshot wounds.
Investigation showed the victim was waiting for passenger at a waiting shed when the gunmen surfaced and opened fire, the police said.
The gunmen fled to unknown direction after the incident and the victim was rushed to the hospital for treatment, the police said.
The responding policemen have recovered empty shells of caliber .45 and 9-mm pistol and of M-16 Armalite rifle at the crime scene, the police said.
Investigation continues in a bid to establish the motive as well as unmask the suspects, the police added.