A 50-year-old man, who was allegedly mistaken for a drug peddler, was gunned down by an unidentified assailant while a body of a man believed to be victim of summary execution was discovered before dawn yesterday in Caloocan City.
Dante Gañenas, of 25-A Cadena de Amor, Bagong Barrio, Bgy. 155, was walking along Muling Pagkabuhay St. at 4:30 a.m. when he was peppered with bullets by a motorcycle-riding gunman.
Residents in the area rushed the victim to Manila Central University (MCU) Hospital where he succumbed to multiple gunshot wounds in the body.
Homicide investigator PO2 Gian Clifford Malonzo failed to establish the motive behind the killing since no one in the area could tell if the victim was involved in illegal drug activities.
Earlier at around 2:40 a.m., the body of a man believed to be a victim of summary execution was discovered on Everlasting St., Bgy. 177, Camarin.
Caloocan police chief Senior Supt. Johnson Almazan said the victim, described as about 30 to35 years old, 5’4” in height, slim, wearing white T-shirt and maong pants and sporting a tattoo mark in the left shoulder had visible gunshot wounds in the head. His face was wrapped with a transparent plastic and a nylon cord was tied to his neck.
Police recovered three plastic sachets containing undetermined quantity of suspected shabu at the crime scene.