Update: Here is the CCTV footage that captures the moments right after Kim Chiu’s van leaves La Vista Subdivision in Quezon City.
Unfortunately, the camera didn’t record the actual shooting incident.
The police are investigating a trailing motorcycle with two riders that may have been waiting for the vehicle to emerge from the subdivision. They are investigating all possible motives — even the angle of mistaken identity.
Meanwhile, netizens have been criticizing retired broadcast journalist Jay Sonza for his suggestive tweet that the shooting incident was staged.
ABS-CBN actress Kim Chiu was sleeping on her way to a taping when unidentified perpetrators fired between six to eight gun shots at her van. This happened around 6:15 am at the intersection of Katipunan Avenue and C.P. Garcia Avenue in Quezon City.
The gunmen were riding in tandem in a motorcycle and escaped in the direction of Katipunan Avenue.
Chiu, her assistant and her driver are all safe. The 29-year-old winner of the first Pinoy Big Brother Teen Edition and star of Love Thy Woman pushed through with her scheduled commitment.
Here are snapshots of the crime scene, causing traffic in the busy intersection. (Photo courtesy: Miguel Matthew)
In an Instagram post, Chiu shares more images of her near-death experience:
A lot of you have been texting and calling. can’t answer right now. Thank you for checking on me. Means a lot. Yes I am safe po. I’m ok and my P.A. And my driver as well. Papa Jesus protected us. I dont have an idea what really happened, mistaken identity? I guess?? Napag tripan?.. This is a bad joke. 6am on my way to taping, I was asleep inside my car then I heard several gun shots, 8 to be exact. I was shocked and ask my driver what happened, then I saw this bullet on the windshield where my head was laying “buti nakahiga ako.” Pano kung tinuloy ko magbasa ng script?… I was so scared, I dont know what to feel right now. Wala naman akong kaaway or ka atraso. Why me?. Kung sino man ang gumawa nito Diyos na ang bahala sa inyo dalawa.
Sana tininignan nyo muna ang plate number bago nyo paulanan ng bala yung kotse ko but(Kim edited) at the end of the day inisip ko nalang walang nasaktan sa amin. God protected us. Salamat po.
The police are investigating the shooting incident as of the moment.
[Entry 290, The SubSelfie Blog]
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