Motorcycle-riding hitmen struck anew, killing four alleged drug personalities and wounding two others in three southern Metro Manila cities, Monday night till yesterday before dawn.
In Makati City, a suspected gang member was shot by two armed men around 1:45 a.m. yesterday at the corner of Gov. Noble St., and Anastacio St. in Brgy. Guadalupe Nuevo.
Police described the victim as about 35 to 40 years old, 5’8” tall, medium built, fair complexioned, and with tattoos SSC (Sigue Sigue Commando) on right arm and “Arlinda A. Tinonga” on left chest.
Police said the victim was just standing on the dimly lit corner of the streets when he was shot. He was brought to Ospital ng Makati but succumbed to three gunshot wounds in the chest.
Recovered at the crime scene were two plastic sachets with suspected shabu and marijuana, and three spent shells from 9mm gun.
In Pasay City, a certain Susan Lim alias “Tutay”, 50, and her nephew Robert Leeroy Lim, 26, both kagawad and residents of Decena St., Brgy. 94, Zone 11, were shot by three unidentified hitmen onboard two motorcycles.
The Pasay City Police reported that around 10:45 p.m., Susan was preparing rice cake (suman) that they would sell the next day when a backrider barged into the compound and peppered her with bullets.
Susan was hit four times in the different parts of the body while Lim, who was standing beside her, sustained a graze wound on the right temple.
The suspects immediately escaped while the victims were rushed to San Juan De Dios Hospital by a relative, Christopher. Susan was declared dead on arrival around 1:48 a.m. yesterday.
Police said that Susan was a known drug pusher in the community but her relatives denied her involvement in the drug trade.
In a span of one hour and 35 minutes in Parañaque, three separate shooting incidents occurred in barangays Baclaran, San Dionisio and Tambo where Edwin Mendoza Alon-Alon alias “Bato”, 36, barker, and an alias “Petus”, about 35 to 40 years old, clad in brown jacket and shorts were killed.
Police said another victim, Arnold Omandac, 33, construction worker, of Brgy. BF Homes, remains in critical condition at Las Piñas District Hospital.
Senior Supt. Tomas Apolinario Jr., director of the Southern Police District (SPD), said he already directed the respective city police chiefs to investigate the incidents. (MARTIN A. SADONGDONG)