Gunmen fire at Randy David’s house
Gunmen fire at Randy David's house in UP Diliman Tuesday night; no one was hurt

MANILA, Philippines – Unidentified gunmen fired shots at the house of retired University of the Philippines professor and Inquirer columnist Randolph “Randy” David Tuesday night, April 24, reports said.

The incident occurred at around 8.30p.m., at the Davids’ residence in UP campus in Diliman, Quezon City. No one was reported injured.

The professor’s daughter, broadcaster Kara, tweeted that her family “is okay” after the incident.

“Papa and (daughter) Julia were in the sala when they heard around 4 shots. Good thing the vehicle was parked in (the garden). The bullet hit that and not my family. Thank you, Lord,” Kara said in a mix of English of Filipino. 

Suspicious vehicle

In an interview on GMA-7’s Unang Hirit, Kara said she isn’t aware of any other motive for shooting at the house of her father. “Retirado na ‘yung tatay ko,” she noted. (My father is already retired.)

Kara said an initial lead is a report from a neighbor, who has a CCTV camera, who reportedly saw a suspicious vehicle outside their residence.

Initial police investigation showed that 3 men aboard a white FX-type Asian utility vehicle, with plate number UDM-191, parked from across David’s house. One of the men in the vehicle then stepped out and opened fire.

A Toyota Innova AUV (NHQ-698), reportedly belonging to David’s wife Karina, was hit in the right fender, but it was not known if this belonged to David.

Recovered from the area were shells of cal-.45 and 9-mm pistols. –

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