German killed, Frenchman, Indian wounded in shooting incident in Cebu

/ 12:43 PM February 20, 2015

CEBU CITY—A German was killed while a Frenchman and an Indian were wounded early Friday after they were shot by two Filipinos following an argument inside a fast food restaurant in Barangay Tabunok, Talisay City, about 12 km south of here.

The German, Henry Haffner, 31 and a temporary resident of Barangay Tisa in Cebu City, suffered a gunshot wound in the stomach and died a few minutes after he was brought to a private hospital.


Wounded were Frenchman Julian Millard, 31 and Cheten Saparaiya, 32, Indian national – both married and residents of Barangay Pooc in Talisay City.

Both were in stable condition at a government hospital in Cebu City.


SPO1 Mikie Espina, Talisay police investigator, said Millard and Saparaiya were with a Filipina inside the fast-food restaurant in Barangay Tabunok past 4 a.m. on Friday.

Haffner was not with the group and was on another table, said Espina.

The Filipina told the police that they were eating about 4:20 a.m. when two Filipinos arrived and started to make fun at them.
The two foreigners, however, confronted the two Filipinos and an argument ensued.

The two Filipinos pulled out their guns and shot the foreigners. Millard was hit in the arm and foot while Saparaiya was wounded in the nape.

Haffer ran to the second floor but was chased by one of the Filipinos who apparently thought that the German was with the two foreigners.

Haffer was shot in the stomach.

The two perpetrators then left the restaurant, boarded a motorcycle and sped off.


Police later recovered at least 16 empty shells from 9mm pistol and another 5 empty shells from .45 caliber pistol as well as 11 deformed slugs from the two guns.

Espina said they were looking into the possibility that the Filipinos and two foreigners knew each other prior to the shooting incident.

He added they also asked the restaurant management a copy of the CCTV footage inside and outside the establishment to get the identities of the gunmen.


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