TUGUEGARAO CITY, Philippines – The Cagayan provincial police said the group of Solana town police chief Renz Baloran was ambushed while patrolling around 12 midnight on Tuesday, May 15.
In a report to Senior Superintendent Warren Tolito, Baloran said their group was near Pangul bridge when an unidentified armed group opened fire at them.
The group was able to get to a church to cover, as they asked for reinforcement from nearby police force in Piat.
Baloran said no one from their group was injured in the shooting incident.
As a result, police temporarily held the transport of ballot boxes from the western barangays to the town’s poblacion.
Teacher Jeff Roben Agbisit said they heard gunshots from Gadu Elementary School as they stood by to transport the ballot boxes.
Agbisit said stones were also placed on the road, blocking any motorist, including those who will bring the ballot boxes to the poblacion.
“Nakakatakot talaga, as we pass sana sa bridge, may mga nakaharang na mga bato, at maya maya may putukan na naman,” Agbisit said.
Police are now investigating the shooting to identify the suspects. Northernforum.net