BANGUED, Abra – A man cheated death after he jumped off his vehicle when still unidentified gunmen shot him several times for still unknown reasons at Sitio Laud, Barangay Sta. Rosa, here, Saturday evening.
However, he was still hit on the leg by the gunmen. The incident happened at around 9:15 PM.
The victim was identified as Ronnie Villanueva Bartolazo, 26, and a resident of Bangbangar, Bangued, Abra.
According to the responding policemen, Bartolazo was on board his pick-up and was traversing the barangay road of Sta. Rosa. along the road, he met a white pick-up and a green Hummer truck where the occupants fired at his vehicle for still unknown reasons.
The victim managed to get out from his vehicle and jumped to safety. Still, his left thigh was hit with a bullet. The suspects fled towards Washington Street, Bangued.
The police are still investigating the incident.