POLICEMEN are now hunting down a jobless man for indiscriminate firing resulting in the injury of a fish vendor Saturday before dawn in Malabon City.
Report reaching the office of Malabon police chief P/Col. Albert Barot showed that while Alvin Santos, 43, of Blk 48F Lot 18 Phase 3 Bgy. Longos, was walking on his way home at around 1:30 a.m., he heard a burst of gunfire along Blk 48 prompting him to run for safety.
The victim was about to reach his home when the suspect, who was still holding an unknown caliber of firearm, noticed him and for unknown reason fired another shot towards Santos, hitting him in the right leg.
The suspect, later identified as Jimmy Abaya, 35, of Blk. 49 Alupihang Dagat, Bgy. Longos, immediately escaped towards an unknown direction while the victim was rushed by his relatives to Tondo Medical Center for treatment of gunshot wound in his leg.
Barot immediately instructed his men to conduct a follow-up operation for possible arrest of Abaya but he was nowhere to be found when lawmen swooped down on his abode.