A WANTED person and his wife were injured in a shootout in a law enforcement operation in the province of Zamboanga Sibugay, the police reported.

Police Brigadier General Ronaldo Genaro Ylagan, Police Regional Office-Zamboanga Peninsula director, identified them as Wahabbin Abdulhari, 48, and his wife, Rhaida, who were both admitted to the district hospital of Ipil, Zamboanga Sibugay.

Ylagan said the couple was injured in a shootout that ensued around 5:30 a.m. Friday in Purok A in Canacan village, Kabasalan, Zamboanga Sibugay province.

He said the shootout broke out when Abdulhari, armed with a caliber .45 pistol, opened fire but missed when the policemen were about to serve an arrest warrant against him.

Ylagan said policemen returned fire, hitting both Abdulhari and his wife on their legs.

He said Abdulhari has a standing warrant of arrest for the crime of two-count attempted murder with P24,000 recommended bail dated September 1, 2010, issued by the court of Ipil, Zamboanga Sibugay.

Ylagan said that Abdulhari will be facing additional charges, as cases of attempted murder and violation of Republic Act 10591 otherwise known as the Comprehensive Firearms and Ammunition Regulation Act will be filed against him. (SunStar Zamboanga)

Source: SunStar (https://www.sunstar.com.ph/article/1895513/Zamboanga/Local-News/Wanted-person-wife-hurt-in-shootout?ref=rss&format=simple&link=link)