The executives of media giant ABS-CBN were among those who offered their sympathy to actress Kim Chiu after being caught in the middle of a shooting incident while on her way to work on Wednesday morning.
On Instagram, Eric John Salut, AdProm Head at ABS-CBN, shared photos of an emotional Kim while in a huddle with chairman Mark Lopez, COO of Broadcast Cory Vidanes, president and CEO Carlo Katigbak, Star Magic head Jonny Manahan, and Integrated News and Current Affairs head Ging Reyes.
Kim was on her way to the taping for her television series “Love Thy Woman” when the van she was in was shot eight consecutive times by unidentified men on board a motorcycle in Quezon City.
A lot of you have been texting and calling. can’t answer right now. Thank you for checking on me. Means a lot. Yes I am safe po. I’m ok and my P.A. And my driver as well. Papa Jesus protected us. I dont have an idea what really happened, mistaken identity? I guess?? Napag tripan?.. This is a bad joke. 6am on my way to taping, I was asleep inside my car then I heard several gun shots, 8 to be exact. I was shocked and ask my driver what happened, then I saw this bullet on the windshield where my head was laying “buti nakahiga ako.” Pano kung tinuloy ko magbasa ng script?... I was so scared, I dont know what to feel right now. Wala naman akong kaaway or ka atraso. Why me?. Kung sino man ang gumawa nito Diyos na ang bahala sa inyo dalawa at the end of the day inisip ko nalang walang nasaktan sa amin. God protected us. Salamat po.
Speaking with ABS-CBN News, Kim said that she could not think of anyone who might possibly be behind the ambush.
“Diyos ko, ako pa ba? Wala [akong nakasamaan ng loob],” said Kim, who was with her driver and personal assistant at the time of the shooting.
“Ang masasabi ko na lang, life is really precious. Kahit wala kang sakit, wala kang kasamaan ng loob. Kung natamaan ka ng balang iyon, siguro wala ka na,” she said.
Kim said she has already consulted with a lawyer for her next move.