Friday, September 24, 2021

Charges readied against murder suspect

BACOLOD. Two persons were killed in a shooting incident at Barangay 2 in Bacolod City yesterday, September 14. (Contributed photo)

THE Bacolod City Police Station 2 is now preparing the two counts of murder charges to be filed against the suspect in the killings of two victims in Purok Lampirong, Barangay 2 in the city on Tuesday, September 14, 2021.

Police Lieutenant Andy Ofalia, deputy commander of Police Station 2, said the woman, who was earlier identified as certain "Loraine," also died while being treated at the Corazon Locsin Montelibano Memorial Regional Hospital (CLMMRH) on Tuesday afternoon.

He said Loraine was identified by her family as Lorensa Prado, 33, of Barangay 13, Victorias City.

Prado and her friend "alias Chris," of Barangay Mansilingan, were inside their rented house in Purok Lampring when the lone gunman fired at Prado on Tuesday morning.

Chris tried to escape, but the gunman followed and shot him, too. He sustained a gunshot wound on his head that resulted in his immediate death.

Prado was rushed to the CLMMRH with a gunshot wound on her forehead.

Ofalia said they are still waiting for the family of Chris to claim his remains.

He said the suspect, who was also a friend of the victims, was positively identified by the witness. The police did not disclose his name.

Authorities are looking into the possibility that the killing was triggered by a grudge.


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