Three persons were killed and one was injured in an ambush in Hda. Villalena, Barangay Palampas, San Carlos City, Negros Occidental, at 10:45 a.m. Sunday, February 20.
Dead on the spot were Andre Briones Fajardo, 18, of Ylagan Extension in Barangay 6, and Russel Fajardo Bucao, 40, of Urban Phase 1, Brgy. Rizal, while declared dead on arrival was Rudy Capuyan Dela Fuente, 51, of San Juan Baybay, all in San Carlos City, the police reported.
Injured was Renante Palabrica Chui, 27, of San Juan Baybay, Brgy. 6, who was rushed to the San Carlos City Hospital.
The four onboard a white Mazda sedan were waylaid by about four unidentified male suspects onboard an unknown vehicle, the police report said.
They are still investigating the motive and determining who the suspects behind the killings are, PLt. Col. Jesus Mesahon Jr., San Carlos City police chief, said.
They are looking for witnesses because the incident happened in a remote area where there are no houses, he said.
He said paraffin tests were conducted on the fatalities.
The forensic tests were conducted to determine whether they recently fired guns.*