MAN SHOT IN WAKE
A 54-YEAR-OLD man was shot and wounded by a relative who created trouble in a wake in barangay Bangkal, Lapu-Lapu City.
Lydio Augusto was wounded in the right leg. His alleged attacker Robin Ponggos escaped after the incident.
Police said Augusto was attending to his neighbors and friends during his wife’s wake when Ponggos figured in an argument with the victim’s boarder identified only as Caloy.
Augusto pacified Ponggos and advised him to go home.
Ponggos went home but returned a few minutes later armed with a gun.
An angry Ponggos looked for Caloy. The people in the wake panicked when Ponggos started pointing his firearm at them, police said.
Augusto asked Ponggos to calm down then tried to grab the gun but the suspect shot him.
Ponggos was already gone when policemen arrived.
The victim was taken to a hospital.
An operation to arrest the suspect is in progress, police said./CORRESPONDENT NORMAN V. MENDOZA
BOY STABS MAN WITH AN ICEPICK
AN 18-YEAR-OLD man was stabbed by a 17-year-old-boy with in an icepick in barangay Poblacion, Lapu-Lapu City last Monday night.
Elmer Montolo sustained a stab wound in the chest.
The victim was brought to the Lapu-Lapu City Hospital then moved to a hospital in Cebu City.
Police arrested the 17-year-old boy shortly after the incident.
Police said Montolo was walking near a public market when the boy suddenly attacked him.
Police said the boy bore a grudge against the victim who previously reprimanded him for sniffing solvent.
Police said it was possible that the boy was high on solvent during the stabbing.
The boy was turned over to the Lapu-Lapu City Police Office’s children and women’s proetction desk./CORRESPONDENT NORMAN V. MENDOZA
VINTAGE BOMBS FOUND
THREE vintage bombs were dug up in barangay Sta. Cruz, Cebu City.
Each bomb weighed between five and seven kilos, said police.
Police said the old bombs were found by workers digging for a septic tank on Monday morning.
Operatives of the Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) team took the bombs for safekeeping.
Sta. Cruz barangay captian Jerome Lim said the area where the vintage bombs were found were used to be a camp of Japanese soldiers./CORRESPONDENT CHITO O. ARAGON