Camarines Sur village chief survives gun attack
LEGAZPI CITY — A village chief in Siruma, Camarines Sur survived a gun attack by a still unidentified armed man while he was inside his house on Saturday night, police said Sunday.
Major Maria Luisa Calabuquib, spokesperson of Bicol police, said Romeo Decin, Barangay (village) Nalayahan chief, was inside his house when he was attacked at around 7:45 p.m.
Witnesses told the police that the gunman, armed with a .45 caliber pistol, stood on the road and pelted with gunfire the house of the village chief. The victim was able to drop to the floor and avoid the shots, saying himself.
The attacker immediately fled.
Police investigators recovered from the crime scene eight empty shells and six slugs from a .45 caliber handgun.
Calubaquib said investigators are eyeing either political or insurgency-related motives behind the attack. /je
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