Assassin misses slay target

SAN NICOLAS, Ilocos Norte, June 12–A gunman shot a former police asset but missed him as the target in a boarding house at Brgy. 5 San Silvestre, this town. Police said “Jorge” and two relatives were seated in a dining table at their boarding house when the two motorcyclists riding in tandem arrived. The back rider alighted, drew a gun wrapped in sack and fired at Jorge. However, the bullet instead hit a refrigerator. Jorge said it was the second attempt on his life. Last August 2013, he was shot and wounded in the leg, he told reporters.(jg/al)