No one was hurt in the shooting but crime scene probers found several bullet holes on the concrete walls of the house. photo

Abra mayoralty bet supporter’s house strafed
Artemio Dumlao ( - November 11, 2018 - 12:33pm

ABRA, Philippines — Still unidentified armed men strafed the house of a supporter of a candidate for mayor in Lagayan, Abra Saturday night.  

Jovie Miranda Sindon, a 50-year-old farmer, together with her family and some visitors were sleeping when armed men fired automatic rifles at the house around 10:30 p.m.

No one was hurt in the shooting but crime scene probers found several bullet holes on the concrete walls of the house.

Lagayan police failed to catch the gunmen but found six 7.62mm shells, nine 5.56mm shells and five shells from a cal.-45 pistol at the scene of the shooting. They also recovered three slugs of an undetermined caliber.

Senior Superintendent Wilson Soliba, Abra police director , said “it is a desperate move by whoever is behind it to make it appear that Abra is not peaceful.” 

He said that attackers were spoilers of the relative peace in the province. 

Sindon is reportedly allied with Lagayan mayoralty bet Edmarc Crisologo, son of Tineg Vice Mayor Edwin Crisologo. 

Two weeks ago, two supporters of Abra Gov. Ma. Jocelyn Valera-Bernos were slain in Dolores, Abra. 

Until now, police have yet to find out who the gunmen were and those behind the shooting. Gov. Valera-Bernos, who condemned the killing, said the people of Abra know who is behind the attack.

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