THREE of the five family members were wounded Tuesday night in a hold-up try in Moises Padilla by seven bonnet-wearing suspects armed with various calibers of firearms, a police report said.

Police Senior Inspector Gil Flores, local police chief, reported to the Negros Occidental Provincial Police Office (Noppo) Operations and Plans branch that the Gumayan family was on their way home in Hacienda Pilar

crossing Magallon when waylaid by the suspects.

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The victims were couple Ronilo and Rochel Gumayan, 43, and their children Junelo, 18, Jefferson, 20, John Rey, 16, and Junelo's girlfriend Cherry Dalmacio, 18, all residents of the said place. They were riding a

tricycle when attacked at around 8:30 p.m.

Jefferson managed to jump off the tricycle and hid inside a sugarcane field after the suspects blocked their path and declared the heist.

In the ensuing commotion, Junelo was shot by one of the bonnet-clad suspects also hitting his girlfriend Cherry in the process.

Flores said Junelo and his girlfriend Cherry along with an unidentified member of the family were rushed to the Isabela District Hospital for treatment while the suspects fled immediately after the incident. They carted

away an undetermined amount of cash from the victims.

Policemen recovered two homemade shotguns, spent shells of caliber .45 pistol and shotgun pellets from the crime scene, according to Flores.

The PNP is now readying the filing of a case against the suspects. (GMDC)