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Sleeping woman shot by sister’s married lover who wants to end their illicit affair

By: Emmariel Ares and Paul Lauro - Multimedia reporter and correspondent/CDN Digital | September 15,2023 - 03:23 PM

Police examine the house in Barangay Anonang Norte, Bogo City, Cebu where a woman was allegedly shot in the leg by her sister’s lover on Friday dawn, September 15, 2023. | Bogo City Police Station Photo via Paul Lauro

CEBU CITY, Philippines – A sleeping woman was injured after she was allegedly shot in the leg by the married lover of her sister who was desperate to end their illicit affair.

The shooting incident happened inside the victim’s home in Barangay Anonang Norte in Bogo City, Cebu on early Friday morning, September 15, 2023.

Police identified the alleged suspect as Junnel Felicano Baril, 30, married, and a resident of Purok Rose, Barangay Bancasan, San Regimio, Cebu.

The alleged shooting incident took place inside the victim’s residence in Purok Macopa, Sitio Laray, Barangay Anonang Norte, Bogo City at around 3:15 a.m.

The victim was identified by police as 33-year-old Jennifer Ancajas.

The police report showed that while the victim was sleeping, she was awakened by the sound of a firearm being cocked.

Then she heard a gunshot and felt a numbness in her left leg. She was shocked when she realized that her leg was already hit by a bullet.

According to police, the assailant immediately fled while the victim was rushed to the Cebu Provincial Hospital in Bogo City.

Earlier, a man and two others were tagged as the suspects after they were seen drinking near the scene of the crime, said Lieutenant Colonel Joan Arnoco, the chief of Bogo City Police Station.

However, Arnoco said the initial suspects had been cleared after they found the alleged suspect who was identified by the victim’s sister, Jenniveb Pepito.

Suspect wants to end illicit relationship

Pepito told police that she and Baril were in a relationship and that the latter had been asking her to end their relationship since he was married.

Pepito also told investigators that Baril allegedly posted on his social media account a picture of a gun which raised their suspicion.

After police traced Baril to his residence, the latter allegedly confessed to the shooting. 

According to Arnoco, the alleged suspect told police that he was angry because Pepito would not agree to end their affair.

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“Sa kalagot niya kay ang nahitabo, minyo man gud ang laki. Nya murag mahug nga kabit…kabit niya ang igsuon sa victim. Nya karon murag di man mosugot ang babaye,” she said.

Pepito allegedly started to pester Baril and disturb him with his work in an attempt to save their relationship.

“Murag iyang gisamok-samok ang laki. To the point nga ang trabaho sa laki, nakompromiso na kay textan niya ang boss mga ana. So sa iyang kalagot, giadto niya,” added Arnoco.

Shooting meant only to scare lover

The alleged suspect told police that he went to the house with a gun on the day of the incident only to scare Pepito to leave him alone for good.

Because it was dark, Baril allegedly fired his gun not knowing that Ancajas was sleeping in the exact spot where he fired a shot at the side of the house.

Baril insisted that it was not his intention to kill anybody, but only to scare Pepito, said Arnoco.

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Police recovered from the suspect a caliber .357 revolver loaded with two live ammunition and one fired empty cartridge case during his arrest.

The alleged suspect is now detained at the Bogo City Police Station pending the filing of appropriate charges against him.

Baril will be facing charges of frustrated murder.

The City of Bogo is a sixth-class component city located approximately 97 kilometers north of Cebu City.    /rcg


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