Electric Coop Area Manager Survives Assassination Despite 5 Gunshot Wounds

The Area Manager of Northern Negros Electric Cooperative (NONECO) in Sagay City survived an assassination attempt after he was shot by a lone suspect riding on a motorcycle at Bangga Pepsi, Barangay Bata around 6:16 p.m. Tuesday.

Police Station 3 head, Senior Inspector Larry Teovisio identified the victim as Engr. Simon Peter Abalayan 40, married, of Country Homes, Phase 1, Barangay Estefania, Bacolod City.

He sustained five gunshot wounds in the body but was not fatally hit and is now confined at Our Lady of Mercy Specialty Hospital in Barangay Mandalagan.

Police recovered five empty shells of caliber .40 firearm at the crime scene. The suspect immediately sped away.

Police authorities are still investigating motive of the crime and to determine the identity of the suspect.*



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