Armed men shot and seriously injured a lawyer of the Public Attorney’s Office (PAO) at the compound of the Bulwagan ng Katarungan (Hall of Justice) in Batangas City early Wednesday, police said.

Atty. Arsenio Hernandez Jr. was brought to the St. Patrick Hospital due to bullet wounds to the different parts of the body, Batangas Provincial Police information officer Insp. Aleli Buaquen said.

The incident occurred around 7:30 a.m. at the parking area of the Hall of Justice, located in Brgy. Pallocan West.

Unidentified men shot Hernandez and quickly fled on a motorcycle, Buaquen said, citing initial field reports. (John Roson)

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