Ombudsman employee in ‘critical condition’ after being shot
MANILA, Philippines — An administrative aide in the Office of the Ombudsman was shot by a still unidentified gunman in Quezon City on Wednesday, according to the Quezon City Police District (QCPD).
Dianne Paguirigan, a 37-year-old administrative aide at the Office of the Deputy Ombudsman for the Military and Other Law Enforcement Offices, was shot by a male individual at around 8:20 a.m at the corner of Quezon Avenue and Cordillera Street in Barangay Doña Josefa.
Pagurigan was waiting for a ride on her way to the office when the male suddenly appeared and pulled out a gun. He grabbed the employee’s bag and shot her in the right side of her chest.
The gunman then fled in the direction of Quezon City Circle.
Paguirigan was brought to the Capitol Medical Center, where she was in “critical condition.”
Brig. Gen. Nicolas Torre III, QCPD chief, called on people who could provide information about the indent to that make a report at the nearest police station.
The QCPD has acquired “clear” footage taken by a close-circuit television camera in the area.
Recovered from the crime scene were two fired cartridge cases of unknown caliber, a deformed fired bullet jacket, a deformed fired bullet lead core, and a fired bullet lead core fragment.
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