Bullets not intended for COA office: police
MANILA –The main office of the Commission on Audit in Quezon City was not the target of Wednesday morning's shooting incident, police said on Thursday.
Quezon City Police District Senior Superintendent Richard Albano said statements coming from two witnesses revealed that an altercation from a nearby videoke bar triggered the shooting incident.
Francisco Alcala, videoke caretaker, said motorcycle-riding men fired shots at an unidentified victim but missed their target. At least four gunshots rang out at around 6 a.m.
Albano said the bullets may have instead hit the COA building, particularly the office of Director Nilda Plaras.
Two bullet slugs were recovered inside the office of Plaras. The windows of Plaras' office were also shattered because of the shooting.
Albano said Alcala's statement was corroborated by the statement of a COA janitress.
The police have yet to locate the gunmen and their supposed victim. A closed-circuit television (CCTV) camera also failed to capture the gunmen.
A revolver was allegedly used in the shooting incident.