Security guard shoots father and son in Cebu

Jude Torres, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Dec 23 2016 10:15 AM

CEBU CITY - A security guard on duty gunned down a father and son along F. Ramos Street in Barangay Sta. Cruz, this city Thursday.

Initial investigation showed that suspect Jonathan Sanchez shot Atty. Gerik Paderanga after an alleged parking altercation outside the victim's law office.

The lawyer was parking his car in front of their law office when the suspect asked him to move his car to make way for a construction mixer, a witness said.

The witness said he heard gunshots minutes after the guard approached the lawyer, authorities said.

Paderanga's son, Atty. Goering Paderanga, went outside the law office after hearing the gunshots and was also shot by the security guard.

The victims were rushed to a nearby hospital where the elder Paderanga was declared dead. His son is in serious condition after he sustained a gunshot wound in the head.

Police are now on the lookout for the suspect's whereabouts.

Authorities said they are investigating if the temporary restraining order filed by the Paderangas against the construction of the building where Sanchez was working is related to the shooting incident.

Investigators are also checking if the personalities involved had previous quarrels before the incident.