|Massacred alleged gang members from Sual, Pangasinan|
Five alleged gang men, one of them a minor, were massacred at their residence in Bugallon town in Pangasinan shortly after midnight Friday.
Senior Insp. Ryan Manongdo, spokesman for the Pangasinan provincial police, identified the victims as Rommel Ramoran, 38, married; Jomer Ramoran,17; Ronald Ramoran,34, married; Ernesto Ramoran, 49, single; and Albert Martinez, 25, separated.
All of the victims were natives of Paitan, Sual, Pangasinan, and were temporarily residing at the shanty in a vacant lot beside Royal Subdivision, Manongdo said.
An initial investigation showed the victims were eating at about 12:30 a.m. of June 8, when around 10 unidentified men wearing bonnet suddenly appeared and shot the hands and feet of Jomer and Albert, Manongdo said.
He also said the suspects tied the hands and feet of the two with plastic straps and hacked their heads with a bladed instrument.
When Rommel, Ernesto and Ronald attempted to fight back, they were shot by the suspects hitting them in different parts of their body, killing the three on the spot, Manongdo said.
Meanwhile, members of the SOCO team from Lingayen conducted a crime-scene processing and were able to recover 16 fired cartridges and five fired bullets for cal .45.
Also recovered at the scene were 14 plastic straps and 1 fun knife (balisong) from the body of Rommel and 1 cellular phone from Martinez. Initial police information revealed the victims were engaged in illegal activities such as akyat bahay, cattle rustling, and theft.
Meanwhile, Rommel was convicted of robbery with acts of lasciviousness and was paroled in April. The police are ow tracking down the suspects, who witnesses they initially interviewed had described as wearing masks, radio dzBB reported Saturday noon. — LBG, GMA News