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Jeepney driver shot in head by man he almost hit

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Jeepney driver shot in head by man he almost hit

By: - Copy Editor / @inquirerdotnet
/ 06:36 AM August 28, 2015
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The jeepney driver was shot in the head by an angry pedestrian in Makati City. PHOTO BY CENON BIBE/INQUIRER.net

The driver of a passenger jeepney was reported to be in serious condition Thursday after he was shot in the head by a man whom he nearly hit outside a mall in Makati City.

Jerick Accad, 35, a resident of Western Bicutan, Taguig City, sustained a gunshot wound in the left temple near his eye. He was rushed to Makati Medical Center (MMC) where he remained under observation.

The shooter, described by witnesses as a bald man in his 50s, 5’7” in height and of heavy build, fled after the incident. Clad in a yellow shirt, he walked with a limp, they added.

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Witnesses told the Inquirer that at 2:45 p.m., Accad, who was plying the Waltermart (Makati)-FTI route, turned left at the intersection of Chino Roces Avenue and Arnaiz Avenue near Waltermart mall and nearly sideswiped the man who was standing near the corner.

“He nearly got hit, that’s why he became angry,” a witness said.

The witness said the man pulled out a .22-cal. firearm and went over to Accad who had stopped nearby to wait for passengers. When confronted, the victim repeatedly apologized to the man who hit him on the head with his gun, causing a cut on the victim’s left eyebrow.

Seconds later, the man shot Accad in the head and then fled. The victim was taken by Barangay Pio del Pilar rescuers to the hospital.–Cenon Bibe, Inquirer.net

First posted on Aug. 27, 2015, @ 16:32

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