Four men with links to illegal drugs were killed by suspected members of vigilante group in separate shooting incidents Thursday and yesterday in Caloocan and Navotas cities while another drug personality was killed by unidentified gunmen in Pasig City.
Pascual Prajes, 36, was already sleeping with his live-in partner Mhelrose Bernardo inside their house in Mayville Subd., Bernardo Compound, Bgy. 167, when three men wearing bonnets and face masks forcibly barged in at 1:45 a.m. and shot him in the head and body that resulted in his untimely death.
Police recovered at the crime scene five empty shells and three deformed slugs for cal. .45 pistol. Bgy. 167 Executive Officer Gilbert Violante told police that the slain victim was involved in illegal drug trade.
In Bgy. 152, Rolando Dionisio, 38, and his relatives were inside their house at 195 Mulawin Alley, Bagong Barrio, when two riding-in-tandem suspects arrived at 10:45 p.m. Thursday and at gunpoint ordered all the victim’s family to move out of their house.
While on their way out, they heard successive gunshots and discovered later the lifeless body of Dionisio with multiple gunshot wounds in his body.
Responding elements of Police Community Precinct (PCP) 1 recovered at the scene an improvised gun (sumpak) with two 12-gauge live ammunition and four empty shells for cal. .9mm pistol.
In Navotas City, Ramil Serna, 27, of 417 Baron Street, Bgy. North Bay Boulevard North, was with his friends in an alley of Baron Street when he was peppered with bullets by six armed men wearing black bonnets and face masks at 2:30 p.m., Thursday.
Serna died on the spot. Elements of the Scene of the Crime Operatives (SOCO) recovered from the victim’s possession a plastic sachet containing suspected shabu.
Meanwhile, a man, who earlier survived a gun attack carried out by suspected members of vigilante group Thursday morning was killed in an ambush allegedly by the same suspects while on his way to another hospital for medical treatment before dawn yesterday in Caloocan City.
Nomer Navarette, 28, of 329 C. Cordero St., Bgy. 67, West Grace Park, sustained multiple gunshot wounds in the body while his father Noe, 49, and friend Ricky Rosadiño, 27, who was with the victim inside the taxi, were unhurt.
Caloocan police chief Senior Supt. Johnson Almazan said Navarette, together with his father and a friend, were on board a taxi and heading towards Jose Reyes Memorial and Medical Center (JRMMC) when four men wearing helmets and face masks and riding on two motorcycles blocked their path at the corner of A. Mabini and C-3 Road at 1:10 a.m.
Two of the suspects took turns in shooting the victim in the body before they fled on their motorcycles while the victim was rushed to Caloocan City Medical Center (CCMC) where he was pronounced dead on arrival.
Almazan said that earlier at 8:30 a.m. Thursday, Navarette was chatting with his friends in front of his house when four motorcycle-riding men arrived and shot him but missed. Nava-rette ran towards 10th Avenue but the suspects chased him while firing their guns until the victim was hit in the left arm.
The suspects decided to escape on their motorcycles when two young boys, later identified as Stephen Daquigan, 9, and Angelo Reodova, 10, both of Cordero St., were hit by stray bullets while playing on the road.
The victims were rushed to CCMC where Daquigan was declared out of danger while Reodova underwent surgical operation. Navarette’s attending physician had him transferred to Orthopedic Hospital since his left arm was fractured.
After treatment, Nava-rette’s relative brought him back to CCMC until they decided to transfer him to JRMMC where they were ambushed past 1 a.m. Police learned from barangay tanod Christopher Valdoz that Navarette was allegedly involved in illegal drug activities.
In Pasig City, unidentified suspects struck again, killing another drug personality Thursday night.
Reports reaching Eastern Police District (EPD) said Gleindear Tuazon, 38, of 149 E.Ilaya St., Bgy. Buting, was shot at close range by armed men riding on a motorcycle.
Investigators said Tuazon was standing in front of Jeng Ihaw-Ihaw on Ila-ya St., Bgy Buting at 8:30 p.m. when unidentified armed men arrived on board a motorcycle.
The suspects approached the suspect and shot him at close range.
After the incident, the unidentified suspects immediately fled while the man was declared dead by Buting Emergency Unit.
Recovered at the crime scene were 13 fired cartridge cases.
Police said Tuazon was included in the drug watch-list of Bgy. Buting categorized as pusher/user.