Man shoots self after killing 2 men in San Pablo City

A man shot two brothers dead and wounded a third person in San Pablo City Wednesday night before committing suicide by turning the gun on himself,  the police said on Thursday.

John Detaunan, 23, and his younger brother, Johanes, 17, died instantly, while their cousin, Jesus Sumadsad, 24, remained in critical condition in a hospital in the city, San Pablo City police chief Superintendent Ferdinand de Castro said in a phone interview.

Following the rampage, witnesses told police, the shooter, identified as Ariel Almare, around 30-35 years old, walked about 30 meters from the crime scene and shot himself in the head, said De Castro.
He said investigators learned that Almare and Sumadsad were fighting over a married woman, as they were also heard arguing at the woman’s home in Barangay (village) San Antonio 1 earlier Wednesday evening.

The police withheld the woman’s name

De Castro said Sumadsad and the Detaunan brothers went to a computer shop in San Antonio at around 11 p.m. and found Almare there. Almare immediately left but returned soon after, armed with a .38 caliber pistol, and began shooting his victims.

John died of gunshot wounds in the back and neck while Johanes was shot in the neck. Sumadsad had a gunshot wound in the neck.


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