Iloilo City trader dead, wife hurt in ambush

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Sep 03 2009 12:02 PM | Updated as of Sep 03 2009 08:02 PM

ILOILO - A businessman died while his wife was critically hurt in an ambush in Jaro district, Iloilo City, Thursday morning.

Police identified the fatality as George Gulanes. His wife, Rodelyn, was critically injured in the head and face.

Investigators said the couple was bringing their child to school when two motorcycle-riding gunmen sprayed bullets at their Isuzu pick-up while about to leave their subdivision around 7 a.m.

Gulanes died while being rushed to hospital due to multiple gunshot wounds in different parts of his body. His wife remains in hospital as of this posting.

It was not clear if the couple's child was hurt in the ambush.

Police investigators said the assailants could have been professional hired guns. They said the victim was in the lending business, which may be the reason for the ambush. With a report from Nony Basco, ABS-CBN Iloilo