STILL unidentified gunmen shot and wounded a municipal councilor in Maramag, Bukidnon and his pal shortly after they left a cockpit derby and were about to have coffee in a local highway stall past 2 a.m. yesterday, police said.
The suspects immediately escaped after firing at Rodrigo Neri, a 33-year-old councilor of Quezon municipality and his companion Ben Edulano, 54, a resident of Sinuda, Kitaotao municipality along the Sayre Highway in Purok 3, South Poblacion in Maramag.
Bukidnon Police Provincial Office director, Colonel Roel Lami-ing said that their initial investigation showed that the victims with their four other companions were on board a Nissan Navarra pick-up with plate no KAB 4296 which just left the Maramag Cockpit Arena on their way to Quezon municipality.
However, they decided to stop to have coffee in one of the stalls along Sayre Highway. Shortly after the two victims alighted from their vehicle, the gunmen opened fire at them without any provocation before escaping.