Ambush leaves Chinese trader, wife wounded
MANILA, Philippines—A Chinese businessman and his wife are still in critical condition after two men on a motorcycle repeatedly fired at their vehicle on Saturday afternoon in Pasay City.
Minjiang Sy, 48, suffered a wound in the chest and right arm while his wife, Qing Xiam, 43, was shot in the head and back, a Pasay City police report said. Both remain confined in a hospital in serious condition.
In the report signed by Pasay police chief Senior Supt. Florencio Ortilla, the couple and their two children had just left the Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 3 when they were attacked at 4:30 p.m.
“The family’s car was traversing the stretch of Andrews Avenue and heading toward Roxas Boulevard when two unidentified gunmen on a motorcycle shot the car several times,” the report said.
Investigators added that after their assailants left, Sy asked for help from people in the area who took them to the hospital.
The couple’s children who were in the backseat suffered just minor cuts and bruises after they were hit by pieces of the shattered windshield and windows, the police added.
Scene of the Crime Operatives found eight bullet casings and a slug at the site.
Investigators said they have yet to determine the motive behind the shooting. The couple’s children have not been able to give any information either, they added.