By Anthony Giron
CAMP GEN. PANTALEON GARCIA, Imus, Cavite – Two persons were killed while two others were wounded in a shootout on Thursday night at a drinking session in Sunnybrooke II Subdivision, Barangay San Francisco, General Trias City, the Cavite Police Provincial Office (PPO) reported on Friday, May 29.
The incident happened on the eve of the announcement by the provincial government lifting the liquor ban with the implementation of the extended general community quarantine (GCQ) in the entire province starting Monday, June 1.
The PPO, citing a report from the General Trias police, identified the fatalities as Loreto Angcanan Mascardo and Emilio Angcanan Mascardo, and the wounded as Jaymar Ignaco Cortez and Victor Mendoza Alcantara.
The Mascardos, Cortez and Alacantara were brought to the General Trias Medical Center and Doctors Hospital.
In an initial report, the General Trias police said that the shootout that happened at 10:30 p.m. was triggered by an argument between the Mascardos and Cortez and Alcantara over the candidacies of the homeowners association elections at Sunnybrooke II Subdivision.
Police reported Cortez and Alcantara as suspects in the shootout while the Mascardos as victims. The Mascardos reportedly died while being treated at the hospital. Cortez and Alcantara were reported in stable condition..
The incident was still under investigation as of Friday noon.. Police are gathering witnesses’ accounts and looking into the closed-circuit television camera footage at the site.
Staff Sergeant Cristopher H. Dumlao, case investigator, reported that a .45 cal. pistol and at least 18 shells and three slugs fired from a .45 cal. pistol were recovered from the crime scene.
Governor Juanito Victor “Jonvic” Remulla Jr. announced the lifting of the liquor ban in the Cavite province on Friday morning with the transition to the less restrictive extended GCQ starting June 1.