• Lipa teens massacre witness killed


    BATANGAS: A prime witness in the killing of two female students was killed by an unidentified gunman in Lipa City early Sunday morning.

    Police Inspector Cariza Matel, Lipa City police spokesperson, identified the victim as Alvin Avaro, 35, pandesal vendor and a resident of Villa de Lipa Subdivision, Barangay Sabang, Lipa City.

    According to police report, Avaro was onboard his motorcycle and was selling pandesal inside the City Park Subdivision when an unidentified suspect approached and shot him dead from behind at around 5 am.

    Avaro is one of two witnesses in the assacre of two female minors and the wounding of another girl in Villa de Lipa Subdivision last October 27.

    “Avaro’s statement is very vital to the case because it led to the arrest suspect Joel Saquing, ” said Insp. Matel.

    Saquing, a neighbour of the victims, is now detained at the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology in Lipa and facing cases of double murder and child abuse.


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