ALCALA–For a still
unknown reason, a woman onion grower was shot and wounded by an onion buyer who
came to their house late morning on February 26 in Barangay Ataynan of this
The victim was identified as Concepcion P. Cortez, 50, who was rushed to Sto. Nino Hospital in Bayambang by her husband, Wilfredo Hortezuela.
Investigation showed that while the couple were cooking in their kitchen, one Edgar Mabalot Agustin of Barangay Amamperez, Villasis arrived.
The couple let him inside their house, presuming that he will buy their onion product..
While Cortez was talking to the visitor in their sala, Hortezuela went to the kitchen to get some refreshment for the visitor. A moment later, a shot was heard and he heard his wife ask for help. When he came to her, she was lying on the floor, wounded.
Hortezuela immediately rushed his wife to the hospital for treatment.
Meanwhile, Agustin escaped to the corn field on board his motorcycle and reportedly headed towards Bayambang. (Leonardo Micua)
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