ZAMBOANGA CITY: A man accused of raping and impregnating his 14-year-old daughter was shot and seriously wounded in an attack by a lone gunman in the province of Zamboanga del Sur, police said on Thursday.
It said that 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 girl’s mother is also pregnant, according to police investigator Sr. Police Officer 2 Alberto Capadngan.
“We have taken the statement of the girl, her mother and a grandmother, including one of her uncles, and we are still trying to find out whether her father also abused her other siblings. They are 10 in the family,” he told The Manila Times.
Police said that the man, who worked as a motorcycle taxi driver, was rushed to a hospital after being shot by motorcycle gunmen in the village of Upper Landing in Dumingag town.
No individual claimed responsibility for the shooting, but police investigators suspect that 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 province. The girl’s family did not give any statement about the shooting.