Police: Massacre work of gun-for-hire-A A +A
Wednesday, September 25, 2013
CAMP OLIVAS -- The massacre incident at L&S Subdivision, Barangay Telabastagan, City of San Fernando was a handy work of a gun-for-hire.
This was disclosed Wednesday by the Special Investigation Task Group (SITG) Edejer.
"With the style of the killings, we could say that the suspects are professional gun-for-hire," the task force said.
The SITG Edejer said the bullets that killed the seven victims came from one gun, a .45 caliber pistol.
Senior Superintendent Oscar Albayalde, Pampanga police director, said the faces of the suspects are not clear in the closed-circuit television (CCTV) camera recording from a house several meters away from the victims' place.
"Masyadong malabo ang pagkakakuha ng CCTV camera kaya hindi makilala ang mga suspek," Albayalde said.
He said the massacre happened between 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. as recorded in the CCTV camera and it was only reported to Community Police Center 4 (COMPAC4) at 6 p.m.
The victims have an unidentified visitor before the massacre, Albayalde said.
He said that visitor went out of the house at 12:45 p.m. as recorded in the CCTV camera.
The victims had just finished their lunch when they were killed by the suspects, Albayalde said.
In the CCTV recording, the black Toyota Hi-Lux (TFO-501) owned by Nicolas Edejer, 42, was parked in front of the victims' house and not from the garage as reported earlier by COMPAC4.
The other victims were identified as Corazon Salas-Edejer, 47, (wife of Nicolas); Kenneth Nolan Edejer, 19; Nelson Dominico, 17, (stay in boy); a certain Kakay, 27, a resident of Sapang Bato, Angeles City (maid); Teresita Lansangan-Camiling, 40, a resident of Magalang town (maid) and Benigno "Bong" Villanueva Ingar Jr., 52, a resident of Balibago, Angeles City.
Nicolas, who was taken to Sacred Heart Medical Center in Angeles City for medical treatment but died Monday, Albayalde said.
As of Wednesday, SITG Edejer is conducting follow-up operation to establish the identities of the suspects.
Police ruled out robbery as motive behind the killings because no valuable items and cash were stolen from the victims' residence. (Ric Sapnu)
Published in the Sun.Star Pampanga newspaper on September 26, 2013.