4 family members shot in Balud, Masbate
The investigators said that at around 12:10 a.m., (September 14) a concerned citizen informed them of an incident that transpired at Brgy. Balud here.
Immediately, a team of policemen were dispatched to the said place, where they discovered that Darwin Abroso y Malkitar, a businessman; Rosemarie Abroso y Rubrico, wife of Darwin; a 17-year old person, whose name was withheld, because he is a minor; and another 11-year old, whose name was also withheld were fired upon.
The two suspects, who according to the witnesses, were armed with short firearms, have not been identified.
The suspects while standing in front of the house of the victims fired several shots at the couple’s bedroom. Said shots injured the victims.
Darwin Abroso was hit on his right knee, while Rosemarie Abroso suffered an injury on her shoulder.
Their two children, were also injured by gunshot wounds which hit their left legs.
They were brought to the Balud Municipal Hospital for medical attention, the police said.
The suspects, on the other hand, fled on their getaway motorcycles towards an unknown direction.
Recovered from the scene of the crime were pieces of evidence, like the 14 fired cartridges fired from cal .9mm and seven deformed fired bullets from the same calibre.
At press time, the investigators could not yet explain the real motive of the suspects.