3 dead in San Juan, Quezon City shootings
Emmanuel Tupas (The Philippine Star) - April 25, 2019 - 12:00am

MANILA, Philippines — A man went on a shooting rampage in San Juan City, killing his brother and another person on Tuesday night.

Police identified the fatalities as Ma. Theresa Antiquera and Catalino Banez, of Barangay Little Baguio.

Banez died at the scene. Antiquera was pronounced dead on arrival at the Cardinal Santos Medical Center.

Rhea Antonio, a 33-year-old nurse, is recuperating in a hospital from a gunshot to the foot, according to San Juan police chief Col. Ariel Fulo.

Fulo said Banez’s brother, Roberto, 59, was arrested after the suspect allegedly engaged police in a firefight.

Probers said their investigation showed that Roberto, who was armed with three handguns, broke into the house of Banez along Barasoain street at around 8:30 p.m.

Without any provocation, police said Roberto fired at his brother and the other victims.

“Probers have yet to determine the suspect’s motive,” Fulo said.

Police said they recovered a 12-gauge shotgun, a .45-caliber handgun and .22-caliber pistol from Roberto.

The suspect is being held by police on charges of murder, frustrated murder and illegal possession of firearms in relation to the election gun ban.

In Quezon City, a 27-year-old man was killed in a shooting at a videoke bar along IBP Road in Barangay Payatas B yesterday.

Antonio Arquero, 27, died on the spot from multiple gunshots to the body.

Lt. Col. Joel Villanueva, Batasan police station 6 commander, said they have launched a manhunt for Bernardo Vasquez Jr., who fled after the incident.

Probers said Arquero was about to pay his bill when Vasquez pulled out a handgun and fired at the victim.

An employee of the videoke bar was hit by a stray bullet and taken to the hospital for treatment.

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