MANILA, Philippines – The weapons that were used to kill two victims inside a bus in Nueva Ecija last Wednesday were used in three previous incidents, the Philippine National Police has learned.
PNP spokesperson Col. Jean Fajardo said Tuesday that this was based on cross-referencing and ballistic examination of the slugs recovered after the incident.
“Cross-matching and ballistic examination of the casings of the weapons used inside the Victory Liner have been completed,” Fajardo said in a press briefing at the PNP headquarters in Camp Crame.
(The cross-match and ballistics examination is done for the bullets from the gun used in the Victory Liner shooting.)
Fajardo said the suspects in the three previous shootings – two in Nueva Ecija and another in Isabela – could also be to blame for last week’s bus shooting.
“These weapons were used in three previous shootings: one in Isabela and two in Nueva Ecija,” Fajardo said.
(These weapons have been used in three previous incidents: one in Isabela and two in Nueva Ecija.)
“It is possible that the suspects from the previous incidents are also involved in the case involving the two victims who were shot inside the Victory Liner,” he added.
(Possibly, the suspects in these incidents could also be those involved in the case of two victims shot inside the Victory Liner.)
A female victim and her partner were shot dead by unidentified gunmen while traveling through the town of Carranglan on 15 November.
The gunmen shot the victims four times in the head and neck.
The son of the victim of the bus shooting in Nueva Ecija is considered a “person of interest” in the case.
While refusing to divulge other details, Fajardo assured the public that a bombshell development would emerge in the coming days.
“What I can guarantee is that we are confident that in the coming days there will be a breakthrough in this case.”
(What I can guarantee is that we are confident of a breakthrough in the coming days.)
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