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5 hit men killed in Cavite shootout

By: - Correspondent / @maricarcincoINQ
/ 10:48 AM October 23, 2017

SAN PEDRO CITY – Five suspected members of a gun-for-hire group were killed in a shootout with policemen in Cavite City early Monday.

Supt. Chitadel Gaoiran, spokesperson for the Calabarzon (Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal, Quezon) regional police, said the shootout happened at 4 a.m. in Barangay (village) 30.

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Gaoiran said members of the Cavite City police were conducting “Oplan Galugad,” a search in the communities for illegal firearms and wanted criminals, when they clashed with members of the Airon Cruz gun-for-hire group.

Among the slain suspects was the group’s leader, Airon Cruz, who used the aliases “Toyo” and “Praning.”

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The identities of the four other slain suspects were not immediately available as of posting.      /kga

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