- One of the suspects in the Caloocan massacre has been arrested
- The wife of the suspect said her husband has been framed-up
- PNP prepares cases to be filed against the arrested suspect
The Philippine National Police (PNP) have arrested one of the four suspects in the Caloocan massacre, the PNP head announced yesterday.
According to PNP Chief Ronald Dela Rosa, they are now preparing the cases to be filed against the arrested suspect regarding the massacre wherein seven lives have been lost.
The wife of the suspect, however, denied the allegations; saying her husband has been framed-up as per an ABS-CBN story.
“Wala pong kasalanan ‘yun,” she said.
The gunning, according to the police’s investigation, took place at around 9PM on Block 17 Lot 36, Phase 8A, Package 14 of Caloocan wherein four masked and armed people riding two motorcycles gunned down the victims.
The eight victims are: Angelito Soriano (16), Jonel Segovia (15), Sonny Espinosa (15), Christina Santor (45), Analyn Dayamla (25, who was pregnant died with her baby), Ednel ‘Nunoy’ Santos (22), and Kenneth Lim (20), and Edward Villanueva (18).
Based on the eyewitness’ testimony, Soriano, Segovia, and Espinosa were dancing in front of Santor’s residence while others were inside the house when the tragic incident took place.
Soriano, Segovia, Espinosa, Dayamla and her baby died instantly; Santor, Santos, and Lim were declared dead on arrival; while Villanueva survived after being rushed at the Jose Rodriguez Memorial Hospital.
After further investigation, it was found that the young victims were members of the ‘Scout Royal Brotherhood gang’ headed by a certain Toks Francisco who’s involved in a series of gang wars in the area. That is why the PNP is also looking at a possibility that the gunning was not due to drugs but may have been due to a gang war.
Brgy. 176’s Purok Leader Ludencio Ramos further revealed as published on The Philippine Star, that Santor’s residence allegedly served as a drug den and that pot sessions take place in it every night.
Victims Dayamla and Santor were residents of the mentioned address.
The police reportedly recovered drug paraphernalias, plastic sachets allegedly containing shabu, and 16 empty container of unidentified caliber of gun from the abode; according to The Philippine Star.