Man escapes murder attempt in Zamboanga, but baby wounded



ZAMBOANGA CITY  – A man narrowly escaped an attempt by a gunman to kill him, but his six-month-old baby was shot and wounded in the attack in Zamboanga Sibugay, police said Saturday.

Police said the gunman, who sneaked from an opened window of Roberto Pretila’s house in Ali Alsree village in R.T. Lim town and shot him, but missed. Instead the bullet hit the baby who was sleeping in the crib in another room. The infant was rushed to hospital, police said.

It was not immediately known if Pretila knew who the gunman was, but police said an investigation is going on to determine the motive of the shooting.




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