SIX suspected drug personalities, including a marriage counselor and a 42-year-old woman, were killed by suspected members of vigilante group “Caloocan Death Squad” (CDS) in separate shooting incidents before dawn yesterday and Tuesday night in Caloocan City.
Roberto Nacianceno, 60, marriage counselor, was sleeping inside his house at 52 Bayanihan St., Bgy. 159, Sta. Quiteria, when three alleged members of CDS, all wearing bonnets and face masks, forcibly barged in at 4 a.m. yesterday and shot the victim in the body that resulted to his untimely death.
Barangay watchman Danilo Castillo told police that Nacianceno was using illegal drug and refused to surrender to the police during the conduct of Oplan Tokhang.
In Bgy. Camarin, Luisito Sy, 43, jobless and Carlo de Castro, 18, were inside their house on Daisy St., Bgy. 177, when two men, wearing bonnets and face masks, surreptitiously entered at 2:30 a.m. and shot them repeatedly in their bodies.
Luisito’s relative, Angelica Sy, revealed to police that the victims were involved in illegal drugs trade in their locality. Five empty shells for unknown caliber of firearms were recovered by authorities at the crime scene.
At 2 a.m., Led Juaban, 33, jobless, of Blk. 3, Lot 96, Phase 4, Natividad Subd., Bgy. 168, Deparo, was sleeping with his wife when he was awakened by three armed men who barged in after destroying their main door.
Sensing that his life was in danger, Juaban climbed to his neighbor’s rooftop but was chased by the suspects who shot him repeatedly in the head and body. Eight empty shells for cal. .45 pistol and three empty shells for cal. .9mm pistol were recovered by police at the crime scene.
A concerned citizen in the area told homicide investigator PO3 Rhyan Rodriguez that the victim was a known drug peddler in their barangay.
Earlier at 11:30 p.m. Tuesday, Emily Cabangot was inside her unnumbered house in Tierra Nova Main, Bgy. 171, Bagumbong Dulo, when three armed men, all wearing bonnets and face masks, barged in and dragged her outside her abode.
One of the suspects allegedly asked the victim the whereabouts of other drug pushers before she was shot twice in her neck and cheek. Though wounded, the victim managed to run and sought the help of his brother-in-law, Arnel Herrera, who rushed her to Jose Reyes Memorial and Medical Center but later expired at 1 a.m. yesterday.
At 11 p.m., Dante Tamayo Jr., of 7059 Sun Flower St., Bgy. 177, Maligaya, was sitting in front of his house when two riding-in-tandem suspects, both wearing face masks and helmets shot him repeatedly in the body that cause his instantaneous death.
The victim’s mother, Elizabeth Tamayo, 49, admitted to police that her son, who was facing charges for robbery and theft in their barangay, was involved in illegal drug activities.