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Journalist hurt in shooting incident in QC

A journalist was injured after a shooting incident in Barangay Masambong, Quezon City, on Thursday afternoon, the Presidential Task Force on Media Security (PTFoMS) reported.

According to Glen Juego’s report on super radyo dzBB, the incident occurred along Corumi Street, Corner Gazan Street at 3:45 p.m.

The authorities are now in possession of the CCTV footage of the incident.

The footage showed that the victim, Joshua Abiad, a photographer for Remate Online, was riding in a car with two relatives when another vehicle blocked their way.

A man wearing a black jacket got off the car and started firing shots and fled. A motorcycle rider was also seen serving as a lookout.

Authorities are still conducting a backtracking and investigation of the incident.

According to the report, Abiad was immediately brought to the hospital and is now safe.

In a statement, the National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) said it strongly condemns the recent act of violence targeting one of its media partners and his family.

“This heinous act is an attack not only on the individuals involved but also on the freedom of the press and the values we hold dear as a society,” NCRPO said.

It assured that it will spare no effort in conducting a thorough investigation to identify the perpetrators and bring them to justice.

“We stand in solidarity with the media community and vow to protect their rights and ensure their safety,” it added.—Sherylin Untalan/LDF, GMA Integrated News