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Woman killed at home in Mt. Province, 16-year-old boy shot in Abra

/ 05:04 PM January 08, 2018

BAGUIO CITY — Gunmen killed a woman and shot a teenage boy in separate violent attacks on Saturday in Mountain Province and Abra province, according to a belated police report.

Marcelita Luppit, 46, was watching television with her family at 7:30 p.m. when a man broke into their house in Paracelis town, Mt. Province, and shot her in the head.

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The alleged gunman, Pablo Balanao Jr., had a heated argument with Luppit earlier, and is the subject of a manhunt. Luppit died on the way to the Paracelis District Hospital.

Meanwhile, at 7 p.m. in La Paz town in Abra, 16-year-old Erol Eiden Valera was shot in his back in front of his home at Sitio Alimudong, Canan village.

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He was with his 19-year-old cousin, John Conrad Valera, when he was attacked from afar with a 12-gauge shotgun. Valera is being treated at a hospital in capital town Bangued. The police has yet to determine why the boy was shot. /je

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