TUGUEGARAO CITY, Cagayan- Personnel of Rizal Police Station, Cagayan Provincial Police Office and two (2) civilians were simultaneously shot by unidentified armed group yesterday, May 1, 2019 at Rizal, Cagayan.
The shooting incident happened at around 1:05 PM and wounded in action were PMSg Evelyn A. Talay, PMSg Manuel Deodato and two (2) civilians namely Rema Sabatan, 55 years old and her grandchild, Clifton Klein Sabatan, 10 years old.
According to PCPT Ponciano Taliping, Chief of Police Rizal Police Station, who’s one of the victim, they were on board Mobile patrol from Brgy. Lattud, Rizal, Cagayan going back to the Police Station with two civilians when they were shot several times by unidentified armed men and followed by explosion of Improvised Explosive Device (IED) which resulted the victims to sustain injuries on different parts of their bodies.
Regional Director, PBGEN Jose Mario Espino said that it is very sad to note that the two (2) innocent civilians who just rode in the patrol car purposely to seek police assistance were also victimized by the atrocious act of the suspects. He also added that there is no prohibition when people ask for a ride as long as they are not under high risk operation.
Moreover, it was stated by PCOL Ignacio Cumigad Jr. that the range between the shooting scene and the ambush site of late COP Rueco is around 100 meters away.
However, it was reported that Rizal Police Station is still manageable and they are always ready especially for the incoming election. The security in Rizal will be intensified as said by Cumigad.
Victims are now undergoing medication. All evidences are still under in-depth investigation and the IED will be handed out to the crime lab. northernforum.net
Via|Rovelyn Cristobal/Shame Amparo