It was an experience so harrowing and traumatic, yet Kim Chiu remained composed and thankful she emerged safe and unscathed.
We were all shocked with the news on Wednesday, March 4, that Kim figured in an unfortunate shooting incident when two unidentified men ambushed the van she was riding on the way to her taping for Love Thy Woman.
Bullets riddled the vehicle piercing through the windows, hitting an area where she normally occupies when she reads her script. Luckily and with God’s grace, Kim was lying down in another part of the van, avoiding the gunshots.
She related hearing several gunshots while she was asleep and asked her driver about the commotion. Little did she know that the gunshots targeted her vehicle.
In an Instagram post, Kim was thankful that she and her companions in the van were unhurt:
“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. Sana tininignan nyo muna ang plate number bago nyo paulanan ng bala yung kotse ko but at the end of the day inisip ko nalang walang nasaktan sa amin. God protected us. Salamat po.”
And, despite this incident, Kim continued her taping schedule for Love Thy Woman, which shows her professionalism and strength as a woman.