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2 drug suspects shot dead

  • Written by Arlene Rivera
  • Published in Metro
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TWO drug personalities were shot dead by unidentified assailants in separate incidents in Pasig City, police said yesterday.

Reports identified the victims as Marlon Abitong, 37, of 583 Magsaysay St., Bgy Manggahan; and Eduardo Francisco, alias Bimbo, 39, of Catoc Compound, Bgy. Rosario.
   
Investigation showed that Abitong was shot dead while washing clothes outside their house at 1:05 a.m. yesterday.
   
Police said four unidentified suspects, all wearing black jacket and helmets, appeared and repeatedly shot the victim in the body.
   
The victim was killed on the spot due to multiple gunshot wounds.
   
Francisco, on the other hand, was gunned down by motorcycle-riding suspects while walking along Estella Mariz St., Bgy. Maybunga, at 11:30 p.m. Tuesday.
   
The suspects, armed with unknown guns, blocked the victim’s path and shot him at close range before fleeing.
   
EPD director Chief Supt. Romulo Sapitula said Abi-tong was included in Bgy. Manggahan drug watchlist while Francisco is listed in the drug watchlist of Bgy. Rosario, both in Pasig City.
   
It was learned that Abitong has a pending drug case, according to his relative, Dolores Abitong.