CAMP RUPERTO KANGLEON, PALO, Leyte- A businesswoman was wounded after she was shot by a still unidentified assailant while she was on her to the municipal hall in Albuera, Leyte.
The victim, Mercy Villar, 40 and a resident of Barangay Poblacion of said town, was hit at her stomach and was rushed to a hospital at the nearby Ormoc City.
The incident took place at about 8:00 am Thursday (March 22) in front of the Albuera municipal hall.
Based on the initial police report, the shooting incident was perpetrated by two suspects who were on board a motorcycle.
One of the still unidentified suspects drew his gun and shot the victim, who had just alighted from her vehicle, hitting her at her stomach.
The victim, said to operate a lending business and own a store at the town public market, was rushed to a hospital in Ormoc City where is recuperating from the bullet wound she sustained while the suspects fled after the incident.
Elements of Albuera Municipal Police Station are conducting a follow-up investigation and hot pursuit operation for the arrest of the suspects.
Police have yet to determine the motive on the shooting of the victim.
Recovered at the crime scene were three empty shells of caliber 45 pistol. (PR)