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Bacolod City, Philippines Thursday, July 14, 2016
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linked to drugs killed

The body of another victim was found with multiple gunshot wounds in Hacienda San Antonio, Brgy. Dos Hermanas in Talisay City, Negros Occidental, at 5:30 a.m. yesterday.

The body was identified by the police as that of Ricardo Villasenor, 35, of the hacienda.

A cardboard with the message “hold-upper, pusher ako” was attached to his body.

His wife, Celsa, said Villasenor who succumbed to at least five gunshot wounds was a treasure hunter.

However, Supt. Adonis Rosales, Talisay City police chief, confirmed yesterday that Villasenor was included in their drug watch list, and that his group is linked to a series of robbery-hold-up incidents in the place.

Rosales said his death may have been related to infighting among members of their group.

Three fired cartridges of 9mm and .45 caliber pistols and the motorcycle of the victim were recovered at the crime scene.

Last month, the body of Jeffrey Buencuchillo, that was hogtied with multiple gunshot wounds, was also found in Brgy. Zone 15, Talisay City. Both his hands had also been cut off.

A message was also left by the suspects at the crime scene, saying that victim was a thief and a drug addict.

An alleged drug personality was also shot and killed in Calatrava last month by suspects riding-in-tandem, police records show.

Senior Supt. William Señoron, provincial police director of Negros Occidental, said investigation by the Talisay City police is still ongoing, on the suspects in Villasenor's death.

There are speculations that the killing could have been the handiwork of a vigilante group.

“We are not tolerating it, if that is the case…There are legal ways to do it, and rules of engagement to observe,” he said.*GPB

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