By: Glazyl Y. Masculino
BACOLOD City – Two persons were killed while five others were injured in two separate stabbing incidents here on Sunday night.
A family feud in Barangay Mansilingan resulted in the death of Riza Bunghanoy, 38; and Denmark Duerme, 25, according to Police Major Sherlock Gabana, Police Station 7 chief.
Initial investigation showed that Bunghanoy and her husband Samuel, 40, were allegedly attacked by four members of the Duerme family at their house around 9 p.m.
Bunghanoy succumbed to multiple stab wounds.
Samuel, who was also wounded, fought back and also allegedly stabbed the suspects identified as Dennis Duerme, 50, Justine Duerme, 24, Jino Duerme, 21, and Denmark.
Dennis sustained a stab wound on his stomach, while Justine was hit on his left leg. Jino also sustained stab wounds on his left leg, right hand, and back while Denmark succumbed to a stab wound on his chest.
The wounded victim and suspects are confined at a hospital. Recovered from the scene was a 12-inch kitchen knife.
Police eyed misunderstanding over a sewer as the motive for the incident.
Gabana has yet to discuss the details about the incident, since pursuit operation is ongoing for the apprehension of the other suspects.
Meanwhile, earlier that night, a stabbing incident was also reported at the parking lot of a shopping mall in Barangay Singcang-Airport, victimizing 25-year-old Peter Lopez, a businessman.
Police Major Charles Gever, head of Police Station 8, said Lopez and a certain “Jake Javier” along with his unidentified companion were having a conversation about their transactions on the victim’s “buy and sell” business, when a misunderstanding ensued between them.
Armed with two knives, Javier and his companion allegedly stabbed Lopez several times, Gever said.
Lopez tried to fight back and grappled with them but the suspects were able to overpower him.
The suspects then fled using the victim’s pick-up truck as a getaway vehicle, Gever said.
Lopez sustained multiple stab wounds and was rushed to a private hospital. He is now stable.
Recovered from the crime scene were an 8.5 inch knife, and a broken knife.
Early the following day, the vehicle was found inside the parking lot of a church in Barangay Alijis.
They abandoned the vehicle, and allegedly carted away Lopez’s P100,000 cash, Gever said.
“If proven that Lopez really owns the pick-up truck, and if there was indeed stolen money, the two suspects, who are still at large, will be facing two charges for carnapping and robbery with frustrated homicide,” Gever said.