Man commits suicide after shooting live-in partner

Posted at 06/30/13 11:15 AM

MANILA, Philippines – A 24-year-old man committed suicide by shooting himself in the chest after shooting his live-in partner in the head.

Maria Cecilia Oliveros, 22, was rushed to the Cebu City Medical Center after being shot by her live-in partner, identified as Benjie Sinangote.

Oliveros is in critical condition, while Sinangote died due to the gunshot wound in his chest.

The two have been living together for almost two years.

According to their landlady, she never noticed the two fighting. Sinangote’s workmate in a bakery also said Sinangote never informed them that he was fighting with Oliveros.

Police recovered five empty shells of a .22 magnum revolver pistol. They are still investigating the motive behind the shooting, but suspect that it is due to a relationship problem. -- Report from Jude Torres, ABS-CBN News Central Visayas