‘Land row’ sparks Laguna massacre!

July 13, 2020
Laguna massacre
The ill-fated couple and the elderly man when found. Photos by GIL AMAN

A MAN, his father and live-in girlfriend ended up lying lifeless in pools of their own blood following an alleged land dispute with their suspected killer in Calauan, Laguna.

Calauan, Laguna police chief, PMajor Julius Rebanal identified the fatalities as Richard Forteza, his live-in partner Maricel Cabarles, and father, Cesario Forteza.

Police said the three victims sustained several gunshot wounds from a 45 caliber pistol and died on the spot.

Authorities are now hunting down  the suspect identified as Ruel Tolentino.

Initial investigation conducted by Calauan police showed the triple tragedy occurred at about 9 p.m. Sunday when the suspect went to the house of the live-in couple in Bgy. Limao and allegedy shot them to death.

The suspect was believed to have proceeded to the elderly victim's house some 300 meters from the couple’s  residencdand shot him repeatedly.

" Matagal nang may alitan ang magpipinsan hingil sa usapin sa lupa , ang posibleng ugat sa pamamaril" said PMajor Rebanal.