Couple found dead in Pampanga

Posted at 04/18/2012 1:14 AM | Updated as of 04/18/2012 1:14 AM

MANILA, Philippines – A couple was found dead inside their home in Timog Park Homes, Angeles City, Pampanga Tuesday morning, police said.

The victims, identified as Ernesto del Rosario Briones, 52; and his live-in partner Girlie Chavit, 42.

They died of gunshot wounds.

Chavit, an employee of Angeles City Hall, was reportedly 7 months pregnant.

Police consider the case a crime of passion after Chavit's ex-husband, Bernie, was tagged as the suspect in the killing.

Investigation showed that based on the subdivision’s security logbook, the suspect was inside the subdivision at the time of the incident.

Chavit’s son, who is living with his mother and Briones, also told police that he saw his father shoot Chavit.

Police have launched pursuit operations to capture the suspect, who will face charges of double murder. -- Report from Gracie Rutao, ABS-CBN News Pampanga