6 dead in Angeles massacre-A A +A
Saturday, September 21, 2013
CAMP OLIVAS, Pampanga (Updated) -- Six persons were killed while another remains in a critical condition when shot by unidentified armed men in their house at L & S Subdivision in Barangay Telebastagan, City of San Fernando around 6 p.m. Friday.
Acting Pampanga Provincial Police Chief Oscar Albayalde identified the fatalities as milkfish trader Corazon Salas-Edejer, 47; Kenneth Nolan Edejer, 19; stay-in staff Nelson Dominico, 17; a female househelp identified only as Kakay, 27, of Sapang Bato, Angeles City; another househelp Teresita Lansangan-Camiling, 40, of Magalang town; and Benigno “Bong” Villanueva Ingar Jr., 52, of Balibago, Angeles City.
Nicolas Edejer, 42, the owner of the house, was seriously wounded during the massacre. He was taken to Sacred Heart Medical Center in Angeles City for medical treatment, Albayalde said.
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Edejers’ 10-year-old son, who was believed to be in school when the killings took place, was spared from the massacre. A relative has him in custody, reports said.
Initial police investigation showed that all of the victims were shot in the head, Albayalde said.
Albayalde said the victims were not killed in a single location, adding that the bodies of the women were found in the master’s bedroom, living room, and garden hut, while the men were found dead in separate rooms on the second floor of the two houses.
Reports said a concerned citizen reported to the Community Police Action Center 4 (COMPAC4) that unidentified armed men have killed the occupants of the said 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.
Police investigation showed that the suspects managed to get inside the Edejer compound unnoticed. When inside the house, the suspects shot the victims one after the other.
The suspects tried to take a vault located at the master’s bedroom, but left it near the kitchen, failing to open it. Police believed that Edejer kept cash inside the vault.
The suspects managed to take the closed-circuit camera of the main house and the tape that might have recorded the crime, Albayalde said.
The suspects then used as their getaway vehicle one of Edejer’s vehicles, A Toyota Hi-Lux (TFO-540), which was found abandoned in Concepcion, Tarlac early Saturday, and is now being processed by Scene of Crime Operatives (Soco) team from Angeles City.
Albayalde said that several spent shells for caliber .45 pistol were recovered at the crime scene.
An inventory of the personal belongings of the victims still on going, Albayalde said.
Albayalde also said that special investigation task group (SITG) Edejer was formed to undertake deeper investigation on the gruesome killings. (Ric Sapnu/PNA/Sunnex)
Published in the Sun.Star Pampanga newspaper on September 22, 2013.