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Man shoots dead his wife and then himself in Batangas

By: Delfin T. Mallari Jr - Inquirer Southern Luzon | April 07,2024 - 06:45 PM

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LUCENA CITY – A man gunned down his wife, then killed himself on Saturday, April 6, in Cuenca town in Batangas.

The Region 4A police said in a report Sunday, April 7, that at around 7 a.m., one alias “Candido” and his wife, Elsa Mendaña, alighted from their owner-type jeep in Barangay Balagbag.

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Suddenly, the wife shouted for help while walking fast to escape from her husband, who she alleged was going to kill her.

Candido pulled out a caliber .45 pistol and shot his wife in her back, killing her on the spot.

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After seeing his wife dead, Candido pointed the gun on his head and shot himself, the police said.

The report did not provide added information about the couple.

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Batangas police are still conducting further investigation on the incident.



If you or someone you know needs help, call the Tawag Paglaum Centro Bisaya hotline at 0939-936-5433.

Tawag Paglaum Centro Bisaya is a 24-hours, seven-days a week call-based hotline for individuals with mental health concerns, mainly those who are in crisis and at risk of suicide.

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