Man kills kin of live-in partner in Taguig


Posted at Jan 25 2012 11:41 AM | Updated as of Jan 26 2012 08:42 AM

MANILA, Philippines – A man went on a shooting spree, killing 3 relatives of his live-in partner in Taguig City Tuesday night, police said.

The victim, Flordeliza Rafales, 53, died on the spot after being shot by her daughter’s live-in partner inside their house in Sitio Imelda, Upper Bicutan, Taguig at around 9 p.m.

Flordeliza’s sons, Godofredo, 26; and Norberto, 22, were declared dead on arrival at Taguig-Pateros General Hospital.

Police said the suspect, 23-year-old Mark Capurcos, carried out the shooting after the victims’ daughter and sister, 20-year-old Miraflor, broke up with him.

Miraflor was also injured in the incident after being shot in the face. She is now recovering at the Philippine General Hospital in Manila.

Police recovered 4 empty bullet shells from a .45-caliber pistol at the crime scene. An operation was launched to capture the suspect. – report from Johnson Manabat, dzMM