A BUSINESSWOMAN was killed and her son was seriously wounded when fired upon by five unidentified armed men along Mac Arthur Highway in Barangay San Miguel, Betis Monday.

Senior Superintendent Manuel Gearlan, newly-installed officer-in-charge of the Pampanga Police Provincial Office (PPPO), said Amerjan Eusoff Guiam, 59, a businesswoman and her son Joseph, 33, were on board an Isuzu Crosswind with plate number CSN-838 driven by one Joren Laxa.

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The victims were on their way for a court hearing when reportedly ambushed by the suspects, said Gearlan.

Gearlan said Amerjan sustained gunshot wounds on the head and on different parts of her body while her son Joseph was hit on the lower parts of his body.

After shooting the vehicle of the victims, the suspects immediately fled on board a dark colored vehicle without a plate number towards the north, he said.

The victims’ driver who was not hurt during the ambush managed to speed off and brought the victims at the Mother Calcutta Hospital in the City of San Fernando but the mother was pronounced dead on arrival by attending doctors.

Her son is still under treatment at the said hospital as of press time.

Gearlan said a bystander identified as one Nancy Layug, 40, was also hit by a stray bullet on the head and was also declared dead on arrival in another hospital.

Scene of the Crime Operatives recovered 11 .45 caliber spent shells at the ambush scene.

Police are still investigating on the motive of the killing. (Ric Sapnu)