‘Habal’ driver shot, hurt; bike taken by gunman PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 26 February 2011 15:56

A habal-habal driver was shot and wounded by his own passenger who later stole his motorcycle in San Ramon, Talisayan last Thursday night.

Police identified the victim as Isabelo Garcia y Ramos, 42, married, of Zone 2, Cawit. He sustained a gunshot wound in the back and was taken to the Labuan Community Hospital, then later transferred to Zamboanga City Medical Center.

A police report disclosed that Garcia picked a male passenger in Talisayan who asked him to bring him to the city proper. However, when they reached San Ramon, the man suddenly pulled out a handgun and shot Garcia.

The gunman then took the victim’s motorcycle and drove it towards unknown direction.
Although wounded, Garcia managed to run towards a sari-sari store and sought assistance from residents who took him to the hospital.

The Ayala police under Supt. Hado Edding have launched a hot pursuit operation against the gunman. — Dan Toribio Jr.