Suspected thief shot PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 27 August 2013 11:24

An alleged thief was shot and wounded by one of two men riding in motorcycle at the interior of Lumiyap, Divisoria last Sunday night.

Jose Dimalanta y Mercado, 32, married, of Zonta, Lumiyap, Divisoria, sustained a bullet wound in the left portion of the chest. The bullet exited on the left shoulder.

Police identified the assailants as certain Lolong and Jun-Jun of Divisoria.

Initial investigation showed that Dimalanta was walking on his way home around 8 p.m. when Jun-Jun and Lolong aboard a motorcycle appeared between Lumiyap extension and Falcasantos Urban Poor. They stopped some 10 meters away from him and one of them suddenly shot him hitting the body.

Despite the bullet wound, Dimalanta was able to run and hid in one of the houses at the urban poor housing project. Later he went home and sought assistance from his family.

The gunmen disappeared after the incident.

Police said that before the gun attack, Dimalanta was linked to a robbery that took place in the same barangay. – Dan Toribio Jr.