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7 drug suspects slain in Caloocan

Seven alleged drug personalities were gunned down by suspected vigilantes in separate places in Caloocan City early yesterday morning.

Senior Supt. Johnson Almazan, Caloocan Police chief, identified three of the fatalities as Mark Gil Tui, 31; Saripada Parahodin, 26, and Mary Ann Asentista, 20. The identities of the four other victims have yet to be established.

Tui, a tricycle driver, was waiting for passengers on a street in Barangay 178 at about 1 a.m. when two men aboard a motorcycle without plate number shot him.

Meanwhile, Parahodin was in deep slumber when three armed men barged into his house around 2:30 a.m. in Barangay 176.

The mother of the victim said that the gunmen quickly drew their gun and shot her son.

Neighbors said that the three bonnet-wearing gunmen escaped aboard two motorcycles parked near the house of Parahodin.

Police said Asentista and her two male companions were also shot to death by four motorcycle-riding gunmen while busy chatting on a street in Barangay 187 around 5 a.m.

The mother of the Asentista said that her 20-year-old daughter was just visiting her friend when the shooting occurred.

Two hours after, probers said about six armed men shot dead two unidentified men who were sleeping inside their rented house in Barangay 178.

Alamazan said that such deaths fall under the “death under investigation” or DUI.

The Caloocan police chief said around 300 DUIs have been recorded in the city since President Duterte assumed post. (Jel Santos)