2 dead, 4 wounded in Bulacan shooting, grenade blast

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BOCAUE, Bulacan, Philippines — Two men shot and killed a businessman and his friend and threw a hand grenade as they fled, wounding four other people in Barangay Caingin here on Sunday night, police said Monday.

Mario Mendoza, 36, and five of his friends were in a drinking spree to celebrate his house’s blessing when the armed men arrived at 8 p.m. and shot him and his friend, identified only as “Goymo.” Mendoza and Goymo died instantly.

Police said the gunmen, who were wearing ski masks, threw the grenade at the group before they left. Wounded were Alberto Alberto and three other guests at Mendoza’s house. They were taken to the Dr. Yanga’s Hospital and St. Paul Hospital in this town.

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