Police and military charged with murder for gambling massacre

 

President Benigno Aquino has ordered an investigation into a mass shooting of a supposed criminal gang after it was discovered that among those killed were a known illegal lottery boss and the police who were acting as his bodyguards.  Instead of the gang ramming a road block and initiating a gunfight, as was originally reported by the police, it now looks as though the incident was a planned execution, with the roadblock set up deliberately.  Twenty-one police officers and 14 members of a military unit are in custody pending further investigation.