Physi­cian sur­vives shoot­ing

Sun.Star Cagayan de Oro - - Front Page - By Al­wen Salir­ing

A physi­cian on her way to the hos­pi­tal was shot by a still uniden­ti­fied man rid­ing tan­dem Tues­day evening, Au­gust 29, at Ya­capin-Quirino streets, Barangay 35, Ca­gayan de Oro City.

Po­lice iden­ti­fied the vic­tim as 45 year-old Dr. Zaynab Abe­juela, res­i­dent of Car­men vil­lage, this city.

Abe­juela, an en­docri­nol­o­gist

of Maria Reyna Hos­pi­tal with con­sult­ing work in other hos­pi­tals in the city, was on board a Toy­ota For­tuner ve­hi­cle driven by Ronie Quinones.

Abe­juela was on her way to Ca­gayan de Oro Med­i­cal Cen­ter (COMC), when shot once by the uniden­ti­fied gun­man. Quinones, Abe­juela’s driver, was un­scathed. In­spec­tor Ja­son Sto. Domingo, deputy chief of po­lice station 2, said Abe­juela sus­tained a lone gun­shot wound on her chest which pierced through her arm.

He said the vic­tim was rushed to the hos­pi­tal and is now in sta­ble con­di­tion af­ter un­der­go­ing surgery Wed­nes­day morn­ing.

The sus­pects, one of whom was wear­ing hooded jacket and armed with a revolver, fled to­wards Barangay Gusa af­ter the shoot­ing.

Au­thor­i­ties said a wit­ness who saw the two sus­pects prior to the in­ci­dent helped po­lice come up with a car­to­graphic sketch/fa­cial com­pos­ite.

Po­lice are now look­ing in­ves­ti­gat­ing a ‘per­son of in­ter­est’ in re­la­tion to the shoot­ing.

Sto. Domingo also said in­ves­ti­ga­tors have started gath­er­ing footages of Closed-cir­cuit tele­vi­sion cam­eras (CCTV) from nearby es­tab­lish­ments to look for clear images of the tow sus­pects.

He said some of the CCTV footages were al­ready for­warded to the anti-cy­ber crime unit for en­hance­ment.

“We sub­mit the copy of CCTV footages sa anti-cy­ber­crime unit para ma-en­hance yung video kasi di masyadong clear yung raw na kuha,”Sto. Domingo said.

Sto. Domingo said there are still no clear mo­tive for the mur­der at­tempt but said a per­sonal grudge may have benn the mo­tive of the shoot­ing.

“Ang pinaka­tinit­ing­nan natin is yung mga naka­away or mga dat­ing nakasagutan ng bik­tima,”Sto. Domingo said.

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