HOLY WEEK: Quack doctor dead; driver dodges death

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HOLY WEEK: Quack doctor dead; driver dodges death

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At least two shooting incidents marred the Holy Week wherein a quack doctor was shot to death in Duero while an ex-convict dodged death in Sierra-Bullones.

In the first incident at around 11:25 a.m. on March 23, one Epifanio Jamila—a 55-year-old resident of purok 3 in Barangay Langkis, Duero, married—a known quack doctor in the place, died from multiple gunshot wounds.

The victim sustained gunshot wounds in his head, left side of the body that penetrated to the right side, and in the right and left thighs.

Initial investigation showed that two men came looking for the Jamila for a treatment of their illness.

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When they finally met him, they shot him several times using a short firearm and immediately fled on a motorcycle.

The scene of the crime operatives recovered 10 empty shells of 9mm ammunitions, two live 9mm bullets, and one slug.

Another shooting incident was reported at around 7:20 p.m. on March 25 in Barangay San Jose, Sierra-Bullones.

Police Inspecter Geronimo Conarco identified the victim as Ramel Saguing, a driver residing in Barangay San Jose; and the suspect, one Marcelo Noroño, a 44-year-old resident of Poblacion area and a jobless ex-convict.

The municipal police station received the report at around 7: 45 p.m. through radio, andPO2 Eddie Dante and PO1 Prince John Escatron immediately proceeded to the residence of the victim.

The victim was already brought by the municipal ambulance to the hospital when the cops arrived.

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They contacted the victim through his cellphone and learned that the latter survived the shooting incident.

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In their conversation, the victim identified Noroño as the assailant.

The victim’s sister-in-law told the cops that while they were about to eat together with his family, the victim went out to the back portion of the house to feed his chickens.

A few minutes later, she heard two gunshots, prompting her to hurriedly go outside to check.

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She saw the victim slumped on the ground, bathed with blood and with two gunshot wounds in his back.

The municipal police immediately conducted a hot pursuit operation against the assailant, but the Noroño remained at large.

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