LEGAZPI CITY – Former Camarines Sur Rep. Rolando Andaya Jr. survived an ambush staged by still unidentified riding in tandem suspects in Barangay Palestina, Pili town of the said province Tuesday morning.

A police report said the former lawmaker was driving his sport utility vehicle (SUV) along with several companions when the gunmen overtook and fired at his SUV.

Brig. Gen. Jonnel Estomo, Police Regional Office 5 (PRO5) director, in a press statement, said Andaya and his companions survived the attack unscathed.

Police investigators recovered from the crime scene two spent shells from a .45 caliber pistol.

Estomo said he has directed the police provincial director of Camarines Sur to conduct a thorough investigation.

He said a Special Provincial Investigation Team was formed to probe the incident.  

Andaya, a former House majority leader and close ally of former president and Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, is reportedly eyeing an elective seat in the province.

Meanwhile, an unidentified male was gunned down on Tuesday morning by four armed suspects while riding his motorcycle in Aroroy town, a police report said.

Maj. Maria Luisa Calubaquib, the Bicol police spokesperson, said police are still determining the identity of the victim who was found dead at around 1:20 a.m. beside the Barangay Hall of Barangay Luy-a.

The police report said the victim was driving his motorcycle when shot to death by the suspects.

Recovered from the crime scene were three empty shells from a .45 caliber pistol.

Police are still looking for leads on the identities of the suspects and the motive of the killing. (PNA)