A BUSINESSMAN, who escaped unscathed in a recent botched robbery hold-up, was wounded while his two children were safe in a gun attack in Zamboanga Sibugay province, the police reported.

Police Lieutenant Colonel Albert Larubis, Zamboanga Sibugay police director, identified the victim as Dande Calago, 27, a resident of Purok PeƱarose in Poblacion village, Titay.

Larubis said Calago was walking home together with his two children around 9:35 p.m. Thursday, May 20, when shot and wounded by one of two men riding a motorcycle.

He said Calago suffered a bullet wound on the left leg and abrasions in different parts of his body. He was rushed to Dr. Sibud County Hospital for treatment, while his two children were unscathed.

Larubis said the suspects sped off towards Azusena village in Titay town after the incident.

He said an in-depth probe is underway to establish the motive as well as the identities of the suspects.

Calago escaped unscathed on May 5 in a botched robbery hold-up, while three suspects, including a soldier, were arrested by policemen in pursuit operations.

Larubis earlier identified the arrested suspects as Felix Salazar, 40, his younger brother, Jovanie, 37, and Joven Ocmer, 30, a member of the Army’s 42nd Infantry Battalion based in Kalawit, Zamboanga del Norte. (SunStar Zamboanga)

Source: SunStar (https://www.sunstar.com.ph/article/1895474/Zamboanga/Local-News/Businessman-hurt-in-gun-attack-2-children-unscathed?ref=rss&format=simple&link=link)