Manhunt ordered vs. suspect in CamSur massacre

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AN intensive manhunt was ordered for the immediate capture of the suspect behind a shooting incident in Milaor, Camarines Sur that killed four individuals.

Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Police General Guillermo Eleazar directed police personnel to conduct a manhunt operation against the still unidentified suspect.

The Camarines Sur Police Provincial Office said the still unidentified suspect entered the victims’ residence at Zone 1 in Barangay Tarusanan last Friday and shot the victims using an M-16 rifle.

Police identified the victims as Romeo De Leon, 72 years old and Samuel Cobilla, 21 years old, and two minors, Ruby Britanico, 9 years old; and Gabby John Britanico, 6 years old.

Those wounded were also minors, Noel Agliones, 9 years old; and Haygis Britanico, 7 years old.

We were both sad and angry at the shooting of an entire family in Camarines Sur, wherein two of the dead were minors, including the two injured who were also minors,” said PGen Eleazar.

PGen Eleazar already gave orders to the Regional Director of Police Regional Office 5 to identify and capture anyone behind this crime at the soonest possible time.

The Chief PNP said the incident in Camarines Sur should also pave the way for unit commanders to intensify the operations to account loose firearms.

PGen Eleazar earlier directed all unit commanders to step up the campaign against loose guns and private armed groups as part of the early election security preparations.

I have also directed all our Regional Directors to give me an update on their campaign against loose firearms in their respective Areas of Responsibility. We need to double our efforts to take away loose firearms from the streets and from the communities because these are usually being used as instruments of crime,” the Chief PNP said.

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