A 35-year-old housewife was shot and critically wounded by a drug pusher after the latter allegedly mistook her for a police informer Sunday night in Caloocan City.
Rosemarie Organo, of Macabalo St., Marulas, Bgy. 37, was rushed by her relatives to Jose Reyes Memorial and Medical Center where she underwent surgery for a bullet wound in the body.
Caloocan Police Community Precinct (PCP) 2 commander Chief Insp. Moner Orang said the victim was sitting in front of her house and chatting with neighbors at around 6:15 p.m. when the suspect, identified as Rommel Macalansag, alias “Putol,” appeared from behind and shot Organo once, using an unknown caliber of firearm.
In an interview, O-rang said Macalansag was formerly living somewhere in North Caloocan but when his name was listed in a police drug watchlist, he decided to move to Bgy. 37, south of the city, where he allegedly continued his illegal drugs trade.
Personnel of PCP-2, led by investigator-on-case PO2 Arwin De Guzman, conducted a follow-up operation but failed to arrest the suspect.