3 farmers dead in Lanao Norte shooting spree

By Nef Luczon

September 19, 2023, 8:52 pm

<p>Google map of the Lanao del Norte town of Kauswagan.</p>

Google map of the Lanao del Norte town of Kauswagan.

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – Three farmers were shot dead on Tuesday in a morning shooting spree involving unidentified assailants in Lanao del Norte’s Kauswagan municipality.

Chief Master Sgt. Ian Awayan of the Kauwagan police force identified the victims in the Barangay Inudaran shooting as Undo Alfante, and siblings Mark Maglangit, 40, and Mike, 37.

A 14-year-old witness went to the Kauswagan municipal police to report the 11:45 a.m. shooting.

When the police team led by Awayan arrived at the scene, they first saw the body of Alfante, and later located the bodies of the Maglangit borthers some 300 meters away.

Other witnesses claimed that Alfante was tending to a potential customer over a fruit tree, while the Maglangit siblings were fishing that day when the assailants attacked, carrying M14 and M16 rifles.

Police investigators recovered empty cartridges of the rifles near the crime scene. (PNA)