TACLOBAN CITY – Two men were killed on the spot while two others were injured in a shooting incident in a diner along the National Highway, in Brgy. Santo. Nino, Tunga, Leyte, Sunday, December 4.
The fatalities were identified as Benjamin Balais and Ace Sonorio, both residents of the nearby town of Barugo, also in Leyte.
Also reportedly hurt were Jastine Cello, the manager of the establishment, and Mary Jean Lucelo, the cashier.
The four suspects clad in bonnets onboard a black SUV remain unidentified.
Initial reports disclosed that the victims were eating at the diner around 2:40 P.M. when the perpetrators appeared and riddled the victims with bullets using long firearms.
They were caught on a CCTV footage alighting and fleeing the scene using their getaway vehicle heading towards Carigara town.
The injured victims were rushed to a hospital while the local police alerted other units to track the suspects. SOCO was also requested to process the crime scene while ‘hot pursuit’ is ongoing. By Marie Tonette Marticio (EV Mail December 5-11, 2022 issue)