Cops in Pasay City are still investigating whether the Chinese businessman on board a van was the target of the shooting last Friday along Saint Escolastica Street in Barangay 13.
Jose Rubia, the van’s driver, was declared dead on the spot when the rescue team arrived.
“There were three of them inside the vehicle — the driver, bodyguard and the Chinese businessman — when men aboard the motorcycle suddenly shot them. That time, they were on their way to meet a friend of the Chinese national in Pasay,” the investigator on the case said.
According to the bodyguard, who wished to conceal his identity, they did not notice that they were being shot at by the motorcycle-riding gunmen until they saw them through the shattered windows.
“I saw the driver turn the steering wheel all the way to the left, which pushed the motorcycle against the wall. Then, I saw the suspects leave their vehicle and run away. Their faces, aside from the helmet, were covered by masks,” he recalled.
“We did not notice that the gunmen were following us, not until they shot us,” he added.
He immediately called police assistance thinking that his boss was shot.
“I was thinking that it was our boss who got shot. I did not realize that it was Rubia who was fatally wounded from the gun attack, because I still heard him speak before he turned the wheel,” he explained.
The investigators recovered the motorcycle of the suspects.