MANILA -- "Thank you God for always being by our side."
This was what Xian Lim wrote on Instagram, as he expressed relief that his girlfriend, Kim Chiu, managed to escape unscathed when unidentified gunmen fired eight shots at her van this Wednesday.
Chiu was on her way to work on her ongoing drama, "Love Thy Woman," when the incident happened, and she said that she felt terrified waking up to the sound of gun shots.
Lim, who was not with Chiu at the time, added on his post: "Thank you to everyone who expressed their prayers and concern. We can never explain why these horrible things happen."
"Thankfully there are no casualties."
According to Chiu, she could not think of any reason why someone would want her killed, leading many to believe that this could have been a potentially fatal case of mistaken identity.
The actress has already consulted her lawyers over her next move.