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2 brothers run over by car ‘6 times’ after bar fight

/ 12:04 AM January 17, 2016

The police have launched a manhunt for the occupants of a car that ran over two brothers “six times” until one of them was killed early Friday in Cainta, Rizal province.

The incident stemmed from a brawl that earlier broke out in a videoke bar and pitted the brothers against another group of customers, police said. The fight spilled into the street, where the brothers’ enemies struck back before fleeing.

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Supt. Marlon Gnilo, the Cainta police chief, said they were looking for at least four persons who fled in a black Honda Civic (XGE-801) after killing Mario Campos and wounding his sibling, Roberto. The two men were described to be in their 50s and 30s, respectively.

The victims were run over by the car on Imelda Avenue, Barangay Sta. Lucia. Mario died on the spot while Roberto was brought by concerned citizens to a nearby hospital, where he remained in critical condition at press time.

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“We have traced the owner of the Honda Civic through the [Land Transportation Office]. But when we got to the owner’s house, a caretaker said the vehicle had already been sold,” Gnilo said in an interview on Saturday.

The caretaker had given investigators the supposed address of the new car owner, he added.

An initial investigation showed that the persons who fled in the Honda—reportedly two males and two females—earlier had a fight with the Campos brothers and their companion at Eliks KTV bar on nearby Soliven Avenue.

In a TV interview, the Camposes’ companion, who declined to be named in the report, said that after being punched in the face during the fight, he rushed out of the bar and told the brothers to follow him.

But he eventually lost sight of the Camposes. Moments later, he heard screams and saw Mario lying face down on the road and the wounded Roberto on the curb.

“According to a witness, the group in the car ran over the victims six times, so there was premeditation,” hence the charge would be murder, not homicide, Gnilo said.

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