Lawyer, pastor hurt in daylight gun attack PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 23 October 2013 10:56

A prominent lawyer-school president and a church pastor were wounded in a broad daylight gun attack in Baliwasan yesterday morning.

Police identified the victims as Atty. Paulino Ersando and Pastor Pablo Palis.

Ersando was wounded in the neck with the bullet exiting and  hitting Palis’ stomach.

Ersando was taken and confined at a private hospital,  while Palis was discharged after treatment of a slight bullet wound in the stomach.

A police report disclosed that Ersando was driving his Mitsubishi Adventure with Palis on his right in the front seat when two men riding tandem on a motorcycle appeared and the backrider shot him once.near the Baliwasan Commercial Complex

The gunmen then sped away after shooting their target while the victims were rushed to the hospital.

Police described one of the gunmen as wearing a bullcap, with sunglasses, his face was covered with a mask and wearing long sleeve shirt..

Investigators led by Sr. Insp. Arlan Delumpines were on hot pursuit operations for the arrest of the assailants.

It was learned that Ersando is handling a sensitive case which pending in court. He is the president od Zion Evangelical School and a convenor of the Peace Advocate Zamboanga (PAZ). – Dan Toribio Jr.