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Masked men shoot, kill 3 in Iligan city

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ILIGAN City–Three people were killed by a still  unidentified group that barged into a private house in Tambacan here at around 11 pm Thursday.

Investigators are still facing a blank wall.

Senior Insp. Oswaldo Reotita Tongson Jr. identified the fatalities as businessman Aladin Piti-ilan, 40, and Alnor, 17, and Salem Samporna, 47, of Bubong, Lanao del Sur.

Police said Piti-ilan and the Sampornas were shot to the head.

Piti-ilan died on the spot; the Sampornas were declared dead at the Mercy Community Hospital.

A fourth victim identified as Kikid Piti-ilan, 17, of Tipanoy, Iligan, also sustained a gunshot wound and is still undergoing treatment.

Initial investigation revealed that the victims were inside the house of Piti-ilan when four unidentified men wearing masks barged in and ordered Piti-ilan to lie on his belly and the three men to kneel down.

One of the masked men then shot the victims at close range, police said.

The Scene of the Crime Operatives found five caliber .45 cartridges and a deformed caliber .45 bullet.

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