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Australian stabbed dead

A heated argument led to the killing of an Australian businessman by his worker on Saturday in Brgy. To-oy. Himamaylan City, while six persons were injured in violent incidents in Negros Occidental.

Australian national Warren Hill , 74, was declared dead on arrival at the Valeriano Gatuslao Memorial District Hospital, after he was stabbed by his poultry worker, Robert Flores,20, of Brgy. Carol-an, Kabankalan City, the police said.

Chief Inspector Antonio Benitez, Himamaylan City police chief, said Flores stabbed Hill several times in the chest and left arm, after a heated argument between them.

Initial police investigations showed that Hill was informed by his Filipina wife, Ronalyn Hill, that Flores wanted to sleep with Evelyn Rivera, 28, and a helper of the couple, during a lunch break.

A heated argument ensued between Hill, owner of the Woodhenge Fresh Egg Corporation, and Flores.

When Hill threatened to fire Flores from his job, the suspect took a knife from his waistband, and stabbed the victim. Flores also chased eyewitnesses of the incident with a knife, but later fled and sought refuge in a sugarcane plantation.

Hill was declared dead on arrival at the Valeriano Gatuslao Memorial District Hospital, the police added.

The Philippine Army and the Regional Public Safety Battalion 18 are joining the Himamaylan police in the manhunt operations against Flores.

Meanwhile, Marlon Magbanua sustained injuries in his chest and left shoulder, where he was stabbed by a suspect identified by the police as Serafin Glaraga in Brgy. Zone 12-A, Talisay City, Negros Occidental.

The stabbing incident was also triggered by heated arguments, that later led to a fist fight.

Glaraga, 65, is nowhere to be found, as of this time.

Erick Castro, 27, was also stabbed with a pointed object by an unidentified suspect, during a drinking spree, also on Saturday in Brgy. Salvacion, Murcia, police records showed.

Castro is now being treated for his injuries at the Bacolod Adventist Medical Center.

In Sitio Amparo, Brgy, Mabini, Escalante City, two persons suffered gunshot wounds after they were shot by a person, whom they allegedly also tried to shoot.

Ronald Anonas was hit in the neck, while his father, Rolando, sustained a gunshot wound in the right shoulder, police records also showed.

The younger Anonas reportedly tried to shoot Rey Dequina, who was sitting in a chair beside the house of Mario Sebua But Dequina managed to disarm Ronald of his gun, that he used in shooting the two Anonas.

Dequina fled immediately after the incident, bringing with him the firearm used in the shooting.

In Brgy. Sag-ang, La Castellana, drunkeness also led to the shooting incident in Hacienda Isabel, , with Eugenio Granada, 32, and a laborer, as the victim.

The suspect identified as Danny Boy Arie, also a laborer, shot Granada with a homemade shotgun, after challenging him to a fight.

Arie immediately fled after the shooting.

On Saturday, a certain Ryan Caguan also fled, after he allegedly shot and injured his cousin, John A=Ray Alpire, in Hacienda Tabayag, Brgy. Dos Hermanas, Talisay City.

The incident took place after Caguan figured in a verbal altercation with Joy Camilote, the older sister of the victim.

When Alpire tried to intervene, he was shot by Caguan in the stomach with a 45 caliber pistol.

A spent shell of the 45 caliber pistol, which was recovered at the scene of incident, was turned over by Camilote to the responding police of Talisay City.*GPB

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