TUGUEGARAO , Philippines – Two men were killed while four others were seriously injured when a drunk police officer ran amuck in a bar in Sta. Maria, Ilocos Sur shortly before midnight on Saturday.
Marcial Antolin and Mark Hansel Ordoñez died while being rushed to the Ilocos Sur Central District Hospital in Narvacan, according to Superintendent William Nerona, spokesman for the provincial police office.
Taken to the same hospital for treatment of gunshot wounds were Isagani Calibuso, 44; Felipe Pineda, 37; Richard Jecosalem, 25, and bouncer Raymon Cabanting, 38.
The four were transferred to the Gabriela Silang General Hospital in nearby Vigan City, where they were listed in critical condition.
Police Officer 1 Randy Castro, 26, of the Navotas City police, was arrested after the incident.
Reports said Castro and the victims figured in a quarrel as they were having a drinking session at the Ally’s Resto Bar in Baragay Maynganay Sur at around 11:35 p.m.
Castro reportedly pulled out his service firearm and shoot the victims.