Lawyer killed, wife injured in shooting

By: Glazyl Y. Masculino

BACOLOD City – A lawyer died while his wife was injured in a shooting incident at Barangay Poblacion, Guihulngan City, Negros Oriental Tuesday afternoon.

Killed was Atty. Anthony Trinidad, 53, of San Carlos City, Negros Occidental. His wife, Novie Marie, 53, was wounded.

Initial police investigation indicated that Trinidad was driving a sports utility vehicle on their way home when they were attacked by two assailants around 2:30 p.m.

The couple, according to the police investigator in a radio interview, reportedly came from a court hearing in La Libertad town.

Recovered from the scene were seven fired cartridges of .45 caliber, and two deformed slugs of the same firearm.

Both victims sustained injuries and were rushed to a hospital, but the lawyer was declared dead.

The car also allegedly sideswiped a pedicab driven by 52-year-old Guillermo Magdasal, before hitting a concrete fence when the shooting happened.

Magdasal also sustained minor injuries in the accident.

Investigation is ongoing. (Photo Credits to the owner)