Pampanga cops clarify reports on Aussie shooting
POSTED ON JULY 22, 2013 AT 9:44 AM
CAMP OLIVAS, Pampanga – Senior Supt. Oscar Albayalde, acting director of the Pampanga Provincial Police Office (PPO), said over the weekend that Australian businessman Timothy John Wright is critically injured undergoing treatment in an undisclosed hospital and not yet dead contrary to earlier reports.
Albayalde issued the clarification following reports by Central Luzon Daily that Wright was killed in an ambush staged by motorcycle-riding suspects in Barangay Manibaug-Paralaya, Porac late Wednesday (July 17) evening.
Wright, 50, of Josefa Subdivision, Angeles City, was on board his black Chevolette Cruize LZ (RLF-899) heading home when he was waylaid by the suspects past 11 p.m.
Albayalde said there are suspects being pursued by investigators but he declined to elaborate further so as not to affect the investigation.
Wright is presently in critical condition and under intensive care unit at the Saint Catherine Alexandria Medical Center in Angeles City where he was rushed by the police and some bystanders.
Albayalde said some of the motives being eyed by investigators include business, love triangle and personal grudge.
“All angles are being considered as a special investigation task group has been formed to lead the probe,” said Albayalde over the phone.
Wright, an Australian national and owner of Affinity Hotel and also into construction of condominium units in Angeles City, had just left a friend’s birthday party in Porac when the incident happened.
Scene of the crime operatives lifted six spent casings for caliber .45 pistol at the place of incident. – Jess Malabanan
(It was originally reported that Tim was killed in the shooting but then the rumor mill erupted with speculation that he was still alive and in hospital under guard. Only today was there verification that he is a survivor, so far.
Tim Wright is a bit of a controversial individual both here and in Australia. It might not be difficult to find a motive for the attempted murder. Sure would like to see the trigger-men apprehended to get the "rest of the story".