At the date of January 04, 2013, the Philippines was shocked with this morning news about Kawit, Cavite mass shooting incident.
Kawit, Cavite, the home of Philippine independence, is now mourning with what others called "2013 brutal shooting".
The gunman was identified as Ronald Bae alias "Bossing". He was shot dead when he exchange fire with the arresting police officers. Before he was gunned down, he already shot 16 people, 7 of them are dead (including 2 kids) while the other 9 are wounded and now being given with medical treatment.
According to Ronald Bae neighbors, Ronald Bae with an accomplice (John Paul) who helped him reload his gun, was seen shooting first a stray dog, then a neighbor (a woman) then walk towards to certain houses wherein he forcefully enters in and shoot people inside of it. Ronald Bae was just shooting at anyone - people who crossed his path, bystanders, market vendors and arresting police officers.
Here are the names of people who are shot dead by Ronald Bae
John Monica De Vera - 3
Michaella Andrea Caimol - 7 years old
Rhea De Vera (pregnant) - 34
Alberto Fernandez - 55
Irene Funelas - 38
The Wounded Victims
Ken Cedric Caimol - 3
Maricel Pajal - 27
Michele Caimol - 2
Emelinda Aquepel - 41
Ricky Dumip-ig= 17
Kevin Vallada - 5
Cheveri Ayson - 46
Antonio Orio - 15
Baby Anolacion - 33
The police said that this Ronald Bae rampage was a result of a certain family problem. According to Cavite Gov Juanito Victor Remulla, Ronald Bae is a known drug dealer and user. Police officers found some "paraphernalia" used for methamphetamines, known locally as shabu, had been found at Bae's home. Also, the night before the rampage happened, Ronald Bae (who lost an election for barangay captain) was seen drinking heavily around his neighborhood.
More information about this Ronald Bae mass shooting can be found at the following resources:
8 dead, 9 wounded in Cavite carnage
Murder raps to be filed vs Cavite gunman's aide - PNP
Kawit rampage: Gunman kills 7, wounds 8
Man runs amuck, kills at least 7 including 2 kids in Kawit, Cavite; gunman shot dead