FIVE more suspected drug personalities were killed by alleged members of vigilante group “Caloocan Death Squad” (CDS) in separate shooting incidents over the weekend in Caloocan City.
Caloocan police deputy chief for administration Supt. Ferdie Del Rosario identified the latest victim as Joselito Jimenez, 43, tricycle driver, of 2885 Villa Imelda Area, Bgy. 178, Camarin, who was shot by one of the two riding-in-tandem suspects at the corner of M.H. Del Pilar and M. Malbar Streets at around 1:10 a.m. yesterday.
Jimenez was playing “cara y cruz” when a gunman, wearing bonnet and face mask, shot him in the head point blank, killing him instantly. The suspect escaped on board a waiting motorcycle driven by his cohort.
Homicide investigator PO3 Rhyan Rodriguez said the victim was involved in illegal drug activities in Camarin area.
Earlier at 2:45 a.m., Jaime Quintana, 40, jobless, of 1133 M. Ocampo St. corner R. Roxas St., Bgy. 191, San Andres Bukid, Manila, was walking along Marulas St., Bgy. 36, Caloocan, when he was shot several times by unidentified suspects that resulted to his untimely death. Police recovered at the crime scene three empty shells for unknown caliber of firearms.
At around 10 p.m. Sunday, Jun Jimenez alias “Topak”, a known drug user in Pangarap Village, was inside his abode at 130 Narra St., Bgy. 182, when two alleged members of the CDS, both wearing bonnets and face masks, shot him several times in the head and body.
Caloocan Police North Extension Office (NEO) homicide investigator PO3 Rommel Caburog said the victim was already resting inside his house when the suspects barged in and without a warning shot him several times.
In Bagumbong Dulo, Bgy. 171, Richard Recto, 38, and his live-in partner were sleeping inside the room of their house in Little Manggahan when four armed men, all wearing bonnets and face masks, barged in at past 12 midnight Sunday.
The suspects dragged the victim outside his room and shot him several times in the body in front of his horrified live-in partner.
The victim’s neighbor, who requested anonymity, told police that Recto was engaged in selling illegal drugs in Bagumbong area and nearby barangays. Police recovered at the scene 15 empty shells for cal. .9mm pistol.
At around 10 p.m. last Saturday, Florante Calubag, 48, was watching television, together with his family, inside their house in Block 2, Lot 15, Bgy. 177, Maligaya Park Land, when three alleged members of the CDS, all wearing bonnets and face masks, barged in and at gunpoint asked the victim’s family to go inside their rooms.
Seconds later, rapid gunshots were heard and when Calubag’s wife Arlene went outside their room, she saw her husband slumped on the floor bloodied with two gunshot wounds in the body.
Arlene admitted to police that her husband was involved in using drugs and asked her to stop his bad habit but she was ignored by the victim.