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Couple killed in Masbate shooting incident

By: - Correspondent / @msarguellesINQ
/ 01:17 PM March 16, 2020

LEGAZPI CITY A husband and wife were shot and killed over the weekend while on a drinking binge with friends at their residence in Balud town in Masbate province, a police report said Monday.

Maj. Maria Luisa Calubaquib, Bicol police spokesperson, said the victims Ronald Villaruel, 39 and his wife Gloria, 37, were gunned down by suspect Lindro Relox, 68, a businessman of Barangay (village) Kagmasusu in Mandaon town, at their home of Barangay Tonga at around 9:50 p.m. on Sunday.

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Reports said the suspect, who was drunk and armed with a handgun, barged into the victim’s house while the two were having a drinking spree with family.

According to witnesses, the suspect and the male victim had a heated argument when the wife Gloria tried to pacify them. But the suspect suddenly drew his handgun and fired at the couple, killing them instantly.

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The suspect fled on board his motorcycle towards Barangay Pinamangcaan, Mandaon town.

Police are hunting down the suspect to arrest him.

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