2 dead, 1 wounded in ‘ambush’


ROXAS City – Two men died and another one was wounded after they were shot and hacked by unidentified suspects in Brgy. Esperanza, Pontevedra, Capiz the other day.

According to Insp. Kenneth Militar, Pontevedra police chief, the casualties were Arnel Debaudin and Rustico Fuentes.

Debaudin, 18, and Fuentes, 39, were both residents of Brgy. Cabungahan, Maayon, Capiz, Militar said.

The police said the wounded victim was Arnel Dumu-os, 34, of Sitio Uyapad, Brgy. Binantucan, Pontevedra.

Militar said the victims were on their way home from a drinking binge when four unidentified men blocked, shot and hacked them.

Debaudin and Fuentes succumbed to several gunshot and hack wounds on the different parts of their bodies.

Dumu-os managed to escape from the suspects but sustained a gunshot wound.

The police recovered eight empty shells of a 12-gauge shotgun from the crime scene.

A manhunt operation against the suspects was launched./PN