ZAMBOANGA CITY – A man accused of raping his 14-year daughter was shot and seriously wounded in an attack by a lone gunman in Zamboanga del Sur, police said Thursday.
Police said the 47-year-old man is facing criminal charges after his daughter, who is now six-months pregnant, told her family that she was abused by his own father.
The man, who worked as a motorcycle taxi driver, was rushed to hospital after being shot in the village of Upper Landing in Dumingag town.
Investigators suspect the attack was connected to the rape of the teenager.
The man is under police guard at Mhars General Hospital in Ozamis City in Misamis Occidental.
The girl’s family did not give any statement on the shooting.