• 126 persons grilled over Burgundy shooting

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    AT least 126 persons are being questioned by the Makati City police as part of its investigation into the shooting incident at the Burgundy Corporate Tower that left one security guard dead.

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    Makati police chief Sr. Supt. Manuel Lukban Jr. on Friday said that with the number of people subjected to questioning, they need more time to complete the investigation.

    “Please give us more time to complete our investigation. We have 126 people to interview,” Lukban appealed.

    After the shooting incident on Thursday, Makati police rounded up more than a hundred people, mostly security guards.

    Security guard Jimmy Lagunsad, an employee of the Sidekick Security Agency died from a gunshot wound in the chest.

    “I cannot give you yet the name of the culprit who fired the gun that killed the security guard. Investigation is ongoing,” Lukban said.

    The melee broke out as a court sheriff was about to serve a temporary restraining order (TRO) on one of two warring groups battling for control of the building.

    A local court sided with the new management, upholding its prerogative to appoint its own security agency.

    The sheriff was accompanied by several guards from the Sidekick security agency hired by the new management when it took over three months ago. The other security agency, Spectrum, it cannot be changed by the new management as it was covered by a contract.

    Ritchie A. Horario

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