3 KILLED IN MACTAN COULD BE HITMEN: COPS

Po­lice said the mo­tive of the killing was ei­ther one of the vic­tims’ in­volve­ment in il­le­gal drugs or they were gunned down by their fel­low hitmen

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The Homi­cide Sec­tion iden­ti­fied two of the vic­tims as Reno Egos, 27, who lived in Barangay Looc in La­puLapu; and Or­bel Ini­hao, 29, who lived in Barangay Marigon­don.

The Lapu-Lapu City Po­lice Of­fice-Homi­cide Sec­tion was look­ing at the pos­si­bil­ity that the three per­sons killed in Barangay Mactan last Thurs­day night were hitmen af­ter four guns were found in their pos­ses­sion.

Po­lice Insp. Wil­fredo Ro­driguez, chief of the Homi­cide Sec­tion, said the mo­tive of the killing was ei­ther one of the vic­tims’ in­volve­ment in il­le­gal drugs or they were gunned down by their fel­low hitmen.

The Homi­cide Sec­tion iden­ti­fied the vic­tims as Reno Egos, 27, who lived in Barangay Looc in La­puLapu; and Or­bel Ini­hao, 29, who lived in Barangay Marigon­don.

As of yes­ter­day morn­ing, LCPO had not yet iden­ti­fied the other vic­tim.

In a re­port from GMA 7’s Bal­i­tang Bis­dak, the other fa­tal­ity was iden­ti­fied as Zaldy Dun­gog, 32, a res­i­dent of Barangay Can­ju­lao in Lapu-Lapu.

Egos, Ini­hao and Dun­gog were on a mo­tor­cy­cle when uniden­ti­fied gun­men shot them.

Ini­hao drove the mo­tor­cy­cle while Egos was be­hind him, and then Dun­gog.

When the vic­tims reached Si­tio Dump­site-Soong Cen­ter, Ro­driguez said, four per­sons on two mo­tor­cy­cles pep­pered the vic­tims with bul­lets at 7:40 p.m.

The vic­tims were no longer re­spon­sive when the med­i­cal team ar­rived.

Au­thor­i­ties found 21 empty shells fired from a .45 pis­tol and 21 empty shells from a .9mm pis­tol in the crime scene.

Ac­cord­ing to Ro­driguez, Egos was re­cently re­leased from the Lapu-Lapu City Jail af­ter he posted bail for cases of il­le­gal drugs and il­le­gal pos­ses­sion of firearms and am­mu­ni­tion.

“Basin gibi­ra­han sa dru­gas kay nag-ilog sa ter­i­to­ryo. Di nato ikalimod basin pahilu­mon as hitmen. Naa may ar­mas malag­mit hitmen (It could be a fight over drugs ter­ri­tory. They could have been si­lenced as hitmen. They had firearms, they could be hitmen),” said Ro­driguez.

A .45 pis­tol and a .9mm pis­tol were re­cov­ered from Egos, while a .357 re­volver was found each from the two other vic­tims. All of the vic­tim’s guns were loaded.

Ro­driguez said the firearms and am­mu­ni­tion will be sent to the PNP Crime Lab­o­ra­tory 7 for cross match­ing to de­ter­mine if th­ese had been used in other killings in Lapu-Lapu.

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