Seven people, including three teenagers and a pregnant woman, were shot dead by armed masked men looking for a drug suspect.
Seven people, including three teenagers and a pregnant woman, were shot dead by armed masked men looking for a drug suspect. They did not know where to find him so they fired into the two adjacent shanties owned by Santor’s parents.
The teenagers, along with their friends, Kenneth Lim, 20; and Edward Villanueva, 18; were in one of the shanties where a dance party was in full blast. Lim was also killed while Villanueva was wounded and taken to a hospital for treatment.
In the other shanty, three of Santor’s relatives—his mother Cristina, 45; brother Ednel, 22; and sister Analyn, 28, who was pregnant—died. Santor, meanwhile, reportedly escaped by diving into the creek behind their house.
“My son just turned 16 and they killed him like a chicken, as if he were an animal,” said Espinosa’s mother, Maria Isabelita.