MANILA, Philippines - Gunmen opened fire and threw a grenade at a party in Bocaue, Bulacan Sunday evening, killing 2 people.
The three suspects first shot dead Raymond Samson who opened the gate, before shooting at the other victims around 8 p.m.
The owner of the newly-built house, Mario Mendoza, died at the hospital.
Mendoza and some of his friends were partying at their newly-built house when the suspects knocked on their gate.
The suspects lobbed a grenade at the victims to cover their escape.
Valeriano Nicolas survived the incident. He was among the guests at the party.
Mendoza’s six-year-old son also witnessed the incident. He escaped unscathed after hiding inside the house when the armed men arrived.
Aside from Nicolas, three other men identified as Raul Samonte, Ronaldo dela Cruz and Alberto Alberto were also wounded in the attack.
Mendoza’s mother believes that the suspects were really after her son.
The family is now coordinating with the police for the possible arrest of the suspects who are also tagged in the alleged kidnapping of one of their relatives.
Meanwhile, authorities are also eyeing drugs in the incident after a sachet of suspected shabu was recovered from one of the victims.
Umagang Kay Ganda, January 7 2013