CEBU CITY, Philippines â€“ A couple was allegedly shot by their neighbour after an argument over garbage, police said.
The suspect, Isaac PeÃ±alosa Orandain, 39, allegedly shot Lyndon Son, 45, as he was leaving his house in Mactan village, Lapu-Lapu City at 5:30 a.m. Saturday, said Senior Police Officer 2 Rolito Jumao-as.
Orandain also allegedly shot Sonâ€™s wife, Maria Melinda, 44, who rushed out of their house after hearing gunfire, Jumao-as said.
The suspect escaped after the incident, he said.
The wife was declared dead on arrival at a nearby hospital due to a gunshot wound to her chest, while her husband expired at around 7:30 a.m., the police officer said.
The night before the shooting, Orandain reportedly had an argument with the couple over garbage scattered in his backyard, Jumao-as said.
Police learned that the Son and Orandain families had a long standing feud and had been engaged in public fights that had to be settled through the intervention of village officials.(Inquire.net)