Caloocan fiscal survives ambush
Marc Jayson Cayabyab (The Philippine Star) - September 11, 2019 - 12:00am

MANILA, Philippines — An inquest prosecutor survived an ambush while in his bulletproof vehicle in Caloocan near the city hall yesterday afternoon.

Elmer Susano had just boarded his vehicle after ordering take-out food from a Chinese restaurant at the corner of 9th Avenue and B. Serrano street when four motorcycle-riding men wearing helmets arrived and fired shots at around 3 p.m.

The bullets ricocheted from the vehicle, according to the staff of the Swanlake Restaurant.

Susano sped off in his Toyota Hilux, the gunmen following him for a few meters before fleeing, Caloocan police chief Col. Noel Flores said.

Susano had received death threats sent to his phone, Flores added.

Police recovered 13 bullet casings from a short firearm at the scene.

In May 2017, Caloocan assistant city prosecutor Diosdado Azarcon was gunned down in front of his house in West Grace Park by assailants riding a motorcycle.

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