Court employee, Marine 1st lieutenant shot, hurt PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 26 January 2012 13:28

A court process server and a Marine lieutenant were wounded in separate gun attacks in Guiwan and Sta. Maria yesterday.

Wounded were Basier Amilhassan, married, process server of Regional Trial Court Branch 16 and a resident of Callejon, Guiwan and 1st Lt. Francisco Sayok, married, of the Marine Battalion Landing Team 3 based in Jolo, Sulu.

Amilhassan sustained two bullet wounds in the left cheek and neck.

Tetuan Police Station commander Chief Insp. Felix Martinez disclosed that Amilhassan was on his way home aboard a motorcycle after fetching his child to
the Tetuan Central School when another motorcycle sidled up  and the backrider opened fire on him near the entrance of Callejon Drive, Guiwan.

The gunmen sped east after the incident while Amilhassan was taken to the hospital.

Recovered at the crime scene were two spent shells of .45 caliber pistol.        

Police investigators suspect the gun attack could be a case of mistaken identity as Amilhassan has no enemies.

Sayok sustained a bullet wound in the nape and was rushed to the hospital in critical condition.

A police report disclosed that Sayok, his wife, their two-year-old son and their driver-escort had just come out of the Happy Convenience Center and were about to ride their mini cruiser jeep, when a gunman aboard a motorcycle appeared and approached them, then opened fire on the military officer.
The gunman then sped away.

Sayok’s escort failed to retaliate because they were both not carrying guns.

The shooting took place amid a crowd but no one could identify the gunman.

City Police Director Sr. Supt. Edwin De Ocampo disclosed that the police were working on both cases. — Dan Toribio Jr.