THREE still unidentified persons, including a woman, were killed in an ambush before dawn yesterday while a suspected drug pusher was shot dead Thursday night in Caloocan City.
Caloocan police chief Senior Supt. Johnson Almazan said the ambush, perpetrated by five to six armed men on board their respective motorcycles, happened at around 3 a.m. in front of Tong and Miles Marketing on Pili St., Bgy. 178.
The victims were on board a Frontier Nissan Navarra (NUI-501) and travelling along Pili Street when the suspects fired at them, hitting the driver, described as about 30 to 35 years old, 5’7” to 5’8” in height, half naked, of medium built and with fair complexion.
The suspects continued to fire at the victims, hitting the woman, who was seated beside the driver, in his head and body. She was described as about 20 to 25 years old, 4’9” to 5’ in height, with long hair, wearing red jacket and yellow short pants. The third victim, wearing white T-shirt, 20 to 25 years old, 5’4” to 5’6” in height, of medium built, sustained bullet wounds in the head and body.
Police recovered at the crime scene 29 empty shells for cal. .45 pistol, nine empty shells and two live bullets for cal. .9mm pistol and an insurance paper of the vehicle registered to a certain Joby Susano of 11 Susano Compound, Susano Road, Caloocan City.
Almazan, in an interview, said Susano was included in their list of suspected big-time drug personalities.
Meanwhile, suspected members of vigilante group “Caloocan Death Squad” shot dead Jeffrey Tabangcura, 26, inside his house at 498 Barrio San Roque, Waling-Waling St., Bgy. 187, Tala, Camarin, at 10:35 p.m. Thursday.
Tabangcura and his mother Magdalena were inside their abode when eight armed men, all wearing bonnets and face masks, barged in and shot the victim several times in the body, killing him on the spot.
Magdalena told homicide investigator PO3 Rhyan Rodrigues that her son was involved in illegal drug use.