CAGAYAN de Oro City--A town mayor in Lanao Del Sur, his wife and the driver escort survived an ambushed Wednesday morning in Iponan, a barangay (village) here west of the city.
Mayor Sumerado Guro, town mayor of Lumakamaayunan, Lanao del Sur, sustained gunshot wounds, but in stable condition in a hospital in Cagayan De Oro City.
Guro’s wife Rohaifa was in critical condition and is treated in the hospital’s intensive care unit (ICU) here.
Although wounded, the unidentified driver-escort managed to drive the mayor’s service vehicle to the hospital, the police said.
An initial police investigation disclosed that the mayor and his wife were on board a black pickup when waylaid by the unidentified riding tandem gunmen.
Maj. Ivan Biñas, spokesman of the Cagayan De Oro City Police Office (COCPO), said that the motive of the shooting remains unknown.
He said that the police are now gathering possible evidences that might lead to the identity of the culprits as the police launched a massive manhunt of the suspect.
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