Soldier kills couple in Bulacan

Posted at 05/23/2012 3:30 PM

MANILA, Philippines – A couple was shot dead by a soldier who ran amok in San Jose Del Monte, Bulacan late evening Tuesday.

Police said Private First Class Maximo Pasking went to the house of couple Vicente and Morena Sinugbuan in Barangay Kaypian at around 11 p.m. to collect money for the gun the victims’ relative bought from him.

Pasking, however, fired shots at the couple and two others when he was told that the debtor was not around.

The soldier fled the scene after the shooting. Police said Pasking reportedly left the couple’s house with a hack wound to his leg inflicted by one of the victims.

Vicente and Morena succumbed to their wounds at San Lorenzo General Hospital in Lagro, Quezon City.

Meanwhile, Melanie Pera, 67; and Jennifer Goranio, 16, are in critical condition at the East Avenue Medical Center.

Police are now hunting Pasking, who was based in Basilan. – report from Dennis Datu, dzMM