AT LEAST two people were shot by motorcycle-riding assailants in two separate towns in Leyte Saturday, September 14.
Authorities identified the first victim as Armando Menesis, 48, former Municipal Administrator of Albuera, Leyte.
In a police report, the incident happened at 10:03 a.m. Saturday along Sto. Niño Street, Barangay Poblacion, Albuera.
Initial investigation showed that while the victim was driving his KIA vehicle along the national highway, an unidentified gunman onboard a black Mio Yamaha motorcycle suddenly appeared and fired at the victim four times with the use of a Cal. 45.
Menesis sustained gunshot wound on his left shoulder and was rushed to a hospital.
Responding personnel from Albuera Municipal Police Station, however, recovered the motorcycle and other belongings left by the suspect at Sitio Canlugo, Barangay Seguinon, Albuera.
At about 3:50 p.m. Saturday, another person was shot by still unidentified motorcycle-riding gunmen along Sta. Ana Street, Poblacion, District 7, Burauen town.
The victim was identified as Jimmy Relador, a resident of the said town.
Police said the victim was standing alongside the road of the said barangay when suspects who were riding a single motorcycle Skygo appeared and shot the victim, hitting him at the back portion of his body.
Relador was immediately brought to the hospital for medical attention.
Responding police officers were able to recover from the crime scene one piece empty shell and one piece slug for Caliber .45.
Motive of the shooting is still to be determined. (SunStar Philippines)