Elderly couple killed in dawn shooting in Sibonga, Cebu

By: Alven Marie Timtim, Morexette Marie Erram, Paul Lauro - CDN Digital | January 16,2020 - 10:16 AM

Police examine the crime scene in Barangay Ba-e, Sibonga town, southern Cebu, where an elderly couple were shot dead on Thursday morning, January 16, 2020. CDN Digital photo | Paul Lauro


(Updated: 11:20 a.m.) CEBU CITY, Philippines–An elderly couple were killed in a shooting incident in Barangay Ba-e, Sibonga town in southern Cebu on Thursday morning, January 16, 2020.

Police Colonel Roderick Mariano, director of Cebu Police Provincial Office (CCPO) confirmed that the two who died were a couple who were senior citizens. But the identities of the victims were not available as of this posting.

Mariano said the couple were the grandparents of the three kids aged 19, 11 and 12, who survived the shooting incident.

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He said the two minors are now under the custody of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) in Sibonga town and are undergoing a stress debriefing for trauma.

A report received by the Cebu Provincial Police Office from the Sibonga police said police received the shooting alarm at past 5 a.m. on Thursday. /elb, bmjo

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