Man runs amuck, kills 2 kids, hurts 5 others

By Glazyl Y. Masculino

BACOLOD City – A man who ran amuck attacked a family, killing two children and injuring five others at Barangay Pacuan, La Libertad, Negros Oriental Sunday morning.

Police withheld the name of the two fatalities aged 2 and 8.

Wounded were their three other female siblings aged 10, 12, and 14, and grandparents Cesar Potestas, 65, and Elsa, 60.

Police Chief Master Sergeant Edelberto Euroba III, public information officer of Negros Oriental Police Provincial Office (Norppo), said the suspect identified as Joan Isidro barged inside the house of the victims around 6 a.m. Sunday.

Armed with a knife, Isidro allegedly stabbed the two casualties first before attacking the rest of the family members.

Hindi pa malaman kung ba’t niya yun ginawa kasi hindi naman siya taga roon, taga ibang sitio siya,” Euroba said.

Military troops from an army detachment responded and arrested the suspect, who is now in police custody.

The five wounded victims were brought to the hospital.