Police task group formed to probe shooting of Kim Chiu's van

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Posted at Mar 05 2020 03:13 PM | Updated as of Mar 05 2020 04:33 PM

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MANILA - A special investigation task group was formed for Wednesday's shooting incident in Quezon City involving actress Kim Chiu's vehicle, the local police said Thursday.

The Quezon City Police District (QCPD) created the body to establish the motive behind the incident and to identify and arrest the perpetrators, it said in a statement.

Chiu, her personal assistant, and her driver were unhurt after two unidentified men on board a motorcycle shot her van along Katipunan Avenue in Barangay UP Campus around 6 a.m. Wednesday. The suspects fled towards Commonwealth Avenue.

QCPD director Brig. Gen. Ronnie Montejo said the 10-member SITG "Chiu" will be led by Col. Enrico Vargas, the QCPD deputy director for operations.

He said all possible angles of the incident are being looked into, including a case of mistaken identity.

Investigators have started gathering testimonies from witnesses and CCTV footage to help identify the perpetrators, he added.

Motorists with dashboard cameras who may have recorded the strafing are also being encouraged to come forward.

Chiu was on her way to the taping of her ABS-CBN TV series "Love Thy Woman" when the incident happened.

In an exclusive interview aired Wednesday night on TV Patrol, the actress said she was puzzled over the motive for the strafing.

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ABS-CBN condemned the incident and said it will work closely with authorities.