NPA rebel shoots village official, son

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Jan 28 2014 11:37 PM | Updated as of Jan 29 2014 07:37 AM

MANILA -- A barangay councilor and his son were wounded after they were shot by an alleged member of the New People's Army (NPA) in Brgy. Bayabas in Nabunturan, Compostela Valley on Monday morning.

According to Luis Arana, he and his son Bernie were on their way to their farm when a man who identified himself as a member of the NPA fired at them.

He added that the gunman even apologized to his neighbors while he was leaving the scene.

Barangay Chairman Cipriano Cunado confirmed that the gunman is a member of the NPA.

He added that the incident may be a case of mistaken identity, as the two came from the house of a certain George Dinano, a Citizen Armed Force Geographical Unit (CAFGU) member, who is believed to be the original target of the suspect.

Authorities said that they already have a lead on the gunman. -- report from Claire Cornelio, ABS-CBN News Southern Mindanao