Cop wounded in Leyte ambush

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Oct 23 2018 11:50 AM | Updated as of Sep 16 2019 01:13 PM

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MANILA - A police officer was wounded after unidentified gunmen ambushed his vehicle in Barangay Buri, Palo, Leyte on Tuesday morning.

Initial reports said Senior Insp. Jovil Young, who is assigned at Eastern Visayas' police office, was about to leave his house onboard his vehicle when the gunmen fired at him.

He was immediately rushed to a nearby hospital.

His son, who was was reportedly with him in the vehicle, was safe, police said.

The motive behind the ambush remains unknown.

More details to follow.

--report from Jenette Ruedas, ABS-CBN News