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MYSTERY CRIME | 6 persons killed, another seriously hurt in Pampanga massacre

InterAksyon.com
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CAMP OLIVAS, Pampanga -- Six persons were killed and another was seriously injured when unidentified armed men who entered their house in L & S Subdivision in Barangay Telebastagan, City of San Fernando shot them at about 6 p. m. Friday.

In a report, Senior Superintendent Oscar Albayalde, acting provincial director of the Pampanga police, identified the fatalities as Corazon Salas-Edejer, 47; her son Kenneth Nolan Edejer, 19; stay-in boy Nelson Dominico, 17; a certain Kakay (maid), 27, a resident of Sapang Bato, Angeles City; Teresita Lansangan-Camiling (maid), 40, a resident of Magalang, Pampanga; and Benigno “Bong” Villanueva Ingar Jr., 52, a resident of Balibago, Angeles City.

The husband and father Nicolas Edejer, 42, was seriously wounded and taken to Sacred Heart Medical Center in Angeles City for medical treatment, Albayalde said.

He said that a concerned citizen reported to Community Police Action Center (COMPAC4) that unidentified armed men killed the occupants of the house.

Albayalde said that COMPAC4 led by Senior Inspector Erwin Marzan immediately proceeded to the crime site at No. 19 Molave street, L & S Subdivision, and reported they saw the victims sprawled dead with gunshot wounds on their heads.

Initial investigation conducted by COMPAC4 said the suspects managed to get inside the Edejer’s compound unnoticed, he said.

Once inside, the suspects shot the victims one after the other, Albayalde said.

The suspects then took the vault placed on the second floor of the house believed to be the master’s bedroom of the rest house but was left near the kitchen.

Cash money of undetermined amount kept at a plastic drawer and a bag of one of the victims were intact, Albayalde said.

He said the suspects used Edejer's Toyota Hi-Lux with license plate number TFO-540 as their get-away vehicle parked at the garage.

Albayalde said that several spent shells for caliber .45 pistol were recovered at the crime scene.

However, the DVR recorder of the CCTV placed on top of the computer table was taken by the suspects.

An inventory of the personal belongings of the victims is still on going, Albayalde said.

Superintendent Ricardo David, City of San Fernando chief of police, said a police team was tasked to investigate the motive of the massacre, and to gather information and identify of the suspects.

David said that the Toyota Hi-Lux used by the suspects was recovered early Saturday in Concepcion, Tarlac.

He that scene of crime operatives (SOCO) team from Angeles City is now processing the  ehicle.

Albayalde also said that special investigation task group (SITG) Edejer was formed to undertake deeper investigation on the gruesome killings.

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