4 dead in Caloocan shooting

Posted at 02/13/2013 11:45 AM

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MANILA - A father, his two children and a policeman were shot dead before dawn on Wednesday in Caloocan City.

The fatalities were identified as Manolito Piccio, his children Eric and Ody, and PO3 Ernesto Castillo.

Police said Piccio, his children and some friends were having a drinking session along Rose Street in Barangay 174 when a group led by Castillo suddenly fired shots at them.

Piccio's group allegedly fired back, hitting the policeman.

Both the older Piccio and Castillo died on the spot, while Eric and Ody were declared dead on arrival at the hospital.

Police said the head of Castillo was bludgeoned with a rock.

- Umagang Kay Ganda, 13 February 2013