Gunmen strafe Capiz radio station


Posted at Sep 21 2012 05:53 PM | Updated as of Sep 22 2012 01:53 AM

MANILA, Philippines – Two unidentified gunmen strafed a radio station in Roxas City, Capiz last week, the Center for Media Freedom and Responsibility (CMFR) said on Friday.

CMFR said no one was injured after the station of Bombo Radyo was fired upon by two unidentified men on board a motorcycle at around 9 p.m. last September 13.

The shooting was witnessed by a security guard from a nearby establishment.

The gunmen did not wear helmets but witnesses could not recall their faces, according to Joseph Silvias, station manager of Bombo Radyo - Roxas City.

Police recovered 11 empty bullet shells from a 9 mm pistol at the crime scene.

Silvias said the station had already signed off when the shooting occurred. He said the radio station's security guard did not realize immediately that the gunshots he heard were aimed at the radio station.

An investigation into the strafing is still ongoing.

Silvias said the shooting incident may be related to the radio station's recent reports and commentaries on Capiz's illegal gambling problem, politicians' projects, and the murder of a village chairman.