Canadian wounded in hostage shooting flown from Manila

Injured hijacking survivor Jason Leung flown home to Hong Kong

18-year-old Canadian Jason Leung, who was seriously injured during a bus hijacking in the Philippines this Monday, was flown from Manila to Hong Kong today. Leung suffered a serious head wound after an ex-policeman armed with an M-16 assault rifle took control of a tourist bus and went on a shooting rampage. His mother is alive and unhurt, but his father and two sisters were among the eight people who were killed by the shooter. Leung wasn’t expected to be moved so soon, but doctors said he was stable enough to return to Hong Kong. The Leung family has Chinese-Canadian citizenship and live in Hong Kong, though Jason and sister Doris were attending school in Toronto. Philippine President Benigno Aquino II addressed the media on Thursday saying that “someone will pay” for the mishandling of the hostage rescue operation.

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