3 ‘drug personalities’ shot dead in Danao, Dalaguete

THREE suspected drug personalities were shot to death by unidentified assailants in Danao City and Dalaguete last Saturday.

At 2:30 a.m., brothers Jestony and Romel Matugas were killed while they were about to sleep in their house.

Investigators led by PO3 Nelson Pantoja found out that Jestony, 24, succumbed to four gunshot wounds in his chest, three in his face, one in his right shoulder and one in his right leg.

Romel, 20, had two gunshot wounds in his left side.

Senior Insp. Alejandro Batobalonos, Danao City police chief, said the brothers’ involvement in illegal drugs may have something to do with the murders. The two victims were in the drug watchlist of the police station.

Recovered from the crime scene were 15 empty shells of .45 pistol and three deformed slugs of .45 pistol.

Later, at 6:20 p.m., Fred Rassel Dueñas, 36, was shot to death by unidentified assailants riding on a motorcycle in Sitio Labangon, Barangay Poblacion, Dalaguete. The victim surrendered before during the police’s Oplan Tokhang.

Before he was attacked, the victim was riding a motorcycle with Gerwin Espi as his passenger. The culprits later shot them three times, hitting Dueñas in the chest.

Espi survive the attack, but he suffered a gunshot wound on his left arm. The culprits then fled from the crime scene.

In Barangay Guizo, Mandaue City past 9 p.m., Bryan Roldan, 21, was gunned down by an assailant on board a motorcycle.

Investigation showed the victim was walking when he was shot by the perpetrators at least five times. He was rushed to the city’s public hospital, where he was declared dead on arrival.

Five empty shells of .45 pistol were found in the crime scene.

At 12:30 p.m., Ralph Casiong, 30, landed in the hospital after he was shot in the left thigh and right elbow by unidentified men riding on a motorcycle in Barangay Looc, Danao City.

The victim was shot while sitting in front of a vulcanizing shop.
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