Family survives shooting incident in Urdaneta City

URDANETA CITY – Three members of a family — husband and wife and their son — were injured after surviving a shooting incident early morning Saturday in this city.

Police report said victims Armando Callanta, 62; his wife Marivic, 60; and their son Jomil, 30, were attacked by a gunman at around 4 a.m. in front of their house in Catablan village.


Investigation showed that Jomil had just arrived from work and was about to park his motorcycle in front of their house when the suspect, who was riding on a motorcycle with a partner, shot him.

His parents went out of the house to rescue him when the suspect also shot them several times.


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The victims sustained bullet wounds in their legs and hands and were taken to the Urdaneta District Hospital for medical treatment.

The suspect, who was wearing a blue jacket, blue jeans and face mask, and his companion drove towards Malasiqui.

Urdaneta police is conducting hot pursuit operation and investigation. Probers are still investigating the possible motive for the shooting.


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