BADOC, Ilocos Norte (Dec. 15) – At least four persons were killed in an ambush staged by still unidentified gunmen in Brgy. Sta- Cruz-B, here yesterday.
Initial investigation showed that at about 9:30 in the evening, the victims were on their way home from their furniture shop aboard a tricycle when the gunmen fired at them with automatic weapon.
The older Rosete, Guzman and Acoba were declared dead on arrival at the hospital while Hayamel expired while she was being treated at a nearby hospital.
Tolentino added that three others survived the ambush unscathed. They were identified as Michelle and Sonny Mel Rosete, wife and son of Benny; and Rayen Jen Rosete, 3, special child and nephew of Benny.
Police recovered 13 empty shells of M16 rifle at the crime scene.(bbr)