At about 04:15 PM yesterday, Barangay Captains Nicolas Castro Gardiner of Brgy San Vicente and Renato Pacia of Brgy Sampaloc both in Apalit, Pampanga while on board a Honda City with plate no. PQB119 driven by Brgy Capt Gardiner was traversing McArthur Highway, Sto. Domingo, Minalin, Pampanga heading towards Apalit,Pampanga from City of San Fernando where the duo attended the Signing of the Peace Covenant and upon reaching barangay Sto. Domingo, Minalin, a black Toyota Fortuner without plate number and no conduction sticker, overtook them and for no apparent reason the driver fired upon them several times using a hand gun. The unidentified perpetrator immediately fled towards the direction of San Simon, Pampanga. 
 
Brgy Captains Gardiner and Pacia were immediately brought to Jose B. Lingad Memorial Regional Hospital, City of San Fernando, Pampanga. Brgy Capt Gardiner, who sustained gunshot wound in his left arm, is now in stable condition while Brgy Capt. Pacia is unharmed.
 
Police Regional Office 3 strongly condemns this ruthless incident and an in-depth probe is underway that will lead us to the identification and location of the culprit/s.
 
We are looking into all angles to establish possible motives and we are exerting all means to get into the bottom of this unfortunate incident. We assure the public, as well as the victims' families, of our total commitment to ensure immediate resolution of the case through proper investigation.
 
We continue to solicit public support. If you have any information that will lead to the quick resolution of this case, do not hesitate to come forward and please report to the nearest police station or thru PNP Hotline Number 09998838327/09176235700.