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Two dead in Tarlac shooting incident

Paula Antolin



A police officer shot dead two unarmed victims at point-blank range on Sunday afternoon in Paniqui, Tarlac.

The suspect was identified as PSMS Jonel Nuezca, 46, and an active member of the Philippine National Police assigned in Parañaque City Crime laboratory, according to the police report.

Killed were Sonya Gregorio, 52, and Frank Anthony Gregorio, 25, both residents of Brgy. Cabayaoasan, Paniqui, Tarlac.

The shooting incident happened around 5:10 p.m. and was captured on video showing Nuezca, also a resident of the said barangay, engaged in a heated confrontation with the victims before drawing his handgun and shooting the two.

Nuezca surrendered at Rosales police station in Pangasinan about an hour after the incident. Rosales police then informed Paniqui MPS, Tarlac PTOC and Paniqui MPS of Nuezca’s surrender.

Elements of Paniqui police picked up the suspect and was transferred to their station for proper disposition and further investigation.