Flora planning officer hurt in Apayao shooting incident

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FLORA, Apayao – A 43-year old planning officer of the municipal government was injured after he was shot by still unidentified motorcycle riding in tandem suspects along Gladiola St., Poblacion East, here, Wednesday afternoon.

Police authorities identified the victim as Sonny Arnedo Butel, 43 years old, married, Municipal Planning Officer IV of LGU-Flora, and a resident of Poblacion East, Flora, Apayao.

Initial police investigation showed the victim was driving his car on his way home when the motorcycle riding in tandem suspects suddenly slowed down beside his vehicle and the back rider allegedly fired at him once hitting him on his upper left arm that exited on his left armpit.

The victim was immediately rushed to the Flora district hospital for medical treatment while the suspects are now the subject of a manhunt operation by responding police operatives for them to answer for the crime they committed.

By Dexter A. See

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