Â A loud sound of explosion woke up the neighborhood along F. Rocha St., this city at around 2 a.m. yesterdayÂ which investigators later traced to a fragmented hand grenade lobbed at the house of the late councilor and lawyerÂ Alexander â€œAleckoyâ€ Lim.
The responding team from the city police station found out that a fragmented hand grenade exploded on the leftÂ gutter of the garage roofing inside the compound of the late councilorâ€™s residence.
As a result, the said explosion caused minor damage on the victimâ€™s vehicles, particularly the rear windshield ofÂ the familyâ€™s white Starex van and the upper left portion of their black Nissan Safari.
The blast also caused damage on the neighborsâ€™ vehicles parked nearby, such as the front hood of a blackÂ Hyundai van, and the front windshield of a tricycle.
It also destroyed a portion of the wall of the nearby house owned by one Lisa Topos.
Acting chief of police, Chief Inspector George Vale, said the city police station received the informationÂ at around 2:29 a.m. of March 10 through a radio communications equipment from a barangay tanod on duty ofÂ Poblacion 3, Emmanuel Torralba Jr.
Torralba told the police that a loud explosion was heard at the residence of the late city councilor and lawyerÂ Alexander Herrera Lim. The late councilor also used to hold his office at the front portion of the house.
It is now presently occupied by his 37-year-old son, Aleck Francis Trabaju Lim, married, and also a lawyer byÂ profession.
Elements of city police station composed of Vale, Senior Inspector Jacinto Mandal Jr.â€”chief of the criminal
investigation section, PO3 Silvan Palacioâ€”duty investigator, and members of the quick response team responded toÂ verify the report.
Initial investigation by the responding team showed that the explosion occurred at around 2 a.m. yesterday,Â based on the report of the watchman on duty at the residence of the victim, identified as John Jeford Rosco, andÂ Torralba.
Rosco and Torralba said that shortly after they heard the loud sound of a blast, they saw an unidentified manÂ hurriedly leaving from the area on a motorcycle, speeding away toward J.A. Clarin St., Tagbilaran City.
Atty. Cocoy Lim, son of the late city councilor, when interviewed by the Chronicle last night said the familyÂ will issue its official statement within the day.