MOTORCYCLE-riding gunmen shot a 32-year-old laborer in Alangalang, Leyte Wednesday, May 27.
Police identified the victim as Edgar Abano, married and resident of Sitio Capilihan, Barangay Bugho, Alangalang.
Initial investigation revealed the victim, together with his son and another companion, attended the town's vesper celebration at the house of a certain Aileen Condeza in Barangay Hubang Wednesday evening.
When they were walking toward their service vehicle, an unidentified gunman onboard a motorcycle suddenly appeared and shot the victim, hitting him in the different parts of his body.
The perpetrators fled after shooting Abano, police said.
The victim was brought to a hospital in Tacloban City for medical treatment.
The Alangalang police are investigating the incident. (SunStar Philippines)