CAMP GEN. SIMEON A. OLA , Legazpi City, Aug. 9 (PNA) — A financier of small mining operation in gold-rich Jose Panganiban town in Camarines Norte is now in critical condition after a female back rider of a motorcycle shot him at the back at about 8:30 a.m. Sunday along the national road in Purok 2, Barangay Sta. Rosa Sur of said town.
A police report identified the victim who was rushed to the Camarines Norte Provincial Hospital as Arnel Morada, 35, married and a resident of Sitio Itlogan, Barangay Batobalani, Jose Panganiban.
The report said Morada was sitting as back rider of a motorcycle being driven by Christian Rubio when the riding-in-tandem suspects came close and the female back rider, in pony tail and without helmet, shot him three times at his back with a .45-caliber pistol.
After the shooting, the suspects, whose driver was wearing a helmet, sped towards the direction of the town poblacion.
Authorities have yet to determine the cause of the shooting of the Morada who reportedly has a small mining operation and financing others in the same illegal business. (PNA)