4 die in shootings
BUTUAN CITY, Philippines – Four persons, including a police officer, died and two others were wounded in separate gun attacks in Agusan del Norte on Sunday.
Jed Tagaro, 27, and Bryan Ryan Pagal, 27, were in a karaoke bar in front of the Cababaran City park in Barangay 3 after playing basketball in a local tournament when they were shot at around 9 p.m. The owner of the karaoke bar, Luther Lagria was among the fatalities.
Pagal died at the scene. Tagaro and Lagria died on the way to the hospital.
Jarred Abasolo and Ricky Carreras were critically wounded and confined in a hospital.
At around the same hour in Santiago town, Police Officer 3 Jemson Morgado, 33, was tending to his store in Poblacion 2 when a man who pretended to be a customer fired at him. The gunman fled on a motorcycle.
Police have yet to determine the motive for the killings.