Andres Sacopla
Occupation Farmer
Born ca. 1924

September 4, 1972(1972-09-04) (aged 48)
Cabayugan, Philippines

Cause of death Beaten to death
Attack information
Date September 4, 1972
Location(s) Cabayugan, Philippines
Killed 8
Injured 2
Weapon(s) Shotgun

Andres Sacopla was a Filipino farmer who killed eight people and wounded two others in Cabayugan, a village in Pangasinan Province, Philippines on September 4, 1972.

Sacopla, who was described as well-behaved, became despondent and irritable due to the hardships caused by month-long floods in July the same year. On the aforementioned date the 48-year-old left his buffalo in a paddy, and upon return found his lunch box missing. Suspecting that it was stolen by a neighbour, Sacopla went home, armed himself with a shotgun, and began shooting people. He was eventually cornered in an abandoned house by a village official, who grabbed his gun and fatally hit him on the head.[1][2][3][4][5]