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Drug-related? Pregnant woman wounded in Masbate boat shooting incident

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Authorities in Masbate said that a pregnant woman and another passenger aboard a passenger banca were wounded when unidentified men fired at them while they were on their way to Masbate City.

SPO1 Zandro Cabintoy, Masbate provincial police public information officer said that midway through the trip of MB Princess AJ from Claveria town, the vessel was attacked, wounding Raul Gueta and the unnamed pregnant woman.

The incident occured off barangay Quezon in Claveria at 11:30 a.m Thursday.

Cabintoy did not confirm if the shooting is related to the government’s anti-illegal drugs campaign but said the Claveria police are still investigating the shooting to establish the motive for the attack. Local authorities have formed a team to pursue the perpetrators.