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3 slain, 2 hurt in Quezon province shooting

By: - Correspondent / @dtmallarijrINQ
/ 11:52 AM November 20, 2020

LUCENA CITY –– Three persons were killed and two others hurt when they were shot while in a drinking spree in Tiaong town in Quezon province on Thursday night.

Lieutenant Colonel Dennis de Leon, Tiaong police chief, identified the fatalities as Richard Nitro, former barangay captain; Jay Ar Javillo; and Selvino Macaraig.

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The police said the victims, along with Rico Macaraig and Meliton Hernandez, were having a drinking session in Barangay Del Rosario around 8 p.m. when two gunmen arrived and repeatedly shot the victims using a .45 caliber pistol and an Armalite rifle.

The victims were taken to San Juan Hospital in neighboring San Juan, Batangas but Nitro, Javillo, and Macaraig died along the way.

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The report said Rico and Meliton survived the shooting and suffered only bullet wounds.

Citing initial investigation, De Leon said the suspect’s main target was Nitro.

“It was a sort of vengeance,” De Leon said in a phone interview. De Leon connected the killing to the death of a suspected local drug dealer with a murder case, who was killed in a recent police operation. He did not elaborate.

The police did not disclose the identities of the suspects so as not to pre-empt the ongoing investigation.

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