SUSPECTED members of the vigilante group “Caloocan Death Squad” shot dead a 43-year-old housewife and her live-in partner in front of their children while a jobless man was murdered near his house in separate shooting incidents before dawn yesterday in Caloocan City.
Vivian Ramos and his live-in partner Adrian Perigrino, 32, were already sleeping inside their abode at Phase 6, Purok 4, Bgy. 178, Camarin, when they were awakened by a noise outside their front door at 3 a.m.
The couple, along with their two minor children, went out of their room but were surprised when two armed men, both wearing bonnets and face masks, were already inside their house and repeatedly shot them at close range, killing them instantly. Nine empty shells for cal. .45 pistol were recovered by police at the scene.
In a report received by Caloocan police chief Senior Supt. Johnson Almazan, the couple were included in drug watchlist and recently surrendered to the Police Community Precinct (PCP) 5 in line with “Oplan Tokhang.”
Police said Ramos’ sister Marichu Silvestre, when interviewed, admitted that the victims were involved in illegal drug activities in their area.
Earlier at around 2:15 a.m., the body of suspected drug pusher Nepthali Marana, 40, was found sprawled near his house at the corner of Catleya and Waling-Waling Sts., Bgy. 177, Camarin.
The victim’s neighbor, Ruel Ruiz, told homicide investigator PO3 Rhyan Rodriguez that he was inside his house when he heard successive gunshots. When he checked outside, he saw Marana lying on the pavement with blood oozing from his head.
Elements of the Scene of the Crime Operatives (SOCO), who processed the crime scene, recovered two plastic sachets containing suspected shabu from the victim’s pocket.
Police said a tricycle driver, who requested anonymity, confirmed that the slain suspect was involved in peddling illegal drugs in the area.
Homicide investigators are looking at different angles to determine the motive behind the killings, including personal grudge and botched drug deal.
A drug pusher listed on the police watchlist was killed by three armed men who forcibly barged into his house in Pasig City, yesterday morning.
Victim Billy Ching, 44, was the latest victim of drug-related fatalities in Pasig City.
Ching was shot while sleeping inside his house at 1053 M. L. Quezon St., Bgy. Manggahan, at around 3:10 a.m. yesterday.
Investigation showed three unidentified suspects armed with guns suddenly barged into the victim’s house and shot him repeatedly.
The victim was pronounced dead upon arrival at Pasig City General Hospital (PCGH) due to multiple gunshot wounds in the body.
Recovered at the crime scene were four deformed slugs and two fired cartridges.
The victim is listed on the drug watchlist of Pasig City Police Station. With Jaemy Glemao (OJT)