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3 killed in massacre

DAVAO CITY – Police are investigating the deaths of three people, including a 12-year-old boy, in Baracatan, Toril, this city, Tuesday.

Husband and wife Perci and Carlita Edar were found dead with hack and gunshot wounds, as well as their son John Casser.

TV Patrol Southern Mindanao reported that the suspects were the family’s own relatives, with property disputes among the motives.

The Edars were killed in their sleep around 1 a.m.

Perci was initially able to run outside to ask for help despite a hack wound on his neck.

He later died of his wounds.

Carlita was shot through the cheek.

John Casser, meanwhile, was found with a hack wound on the neck.

Neighbors told reporters that the family was in a property dispute.

One of the suspects is in custody of the police, with another suspect on the loose. (Yas Ocampo)