Two caretakers, including the believed hitman of self-confessed drug lord Rolando “Kerwin” Espinosa Jr., have been killed inside a beach house owned by a private contractor outside of Albuera, Leyte Thursday.
Initial reports said the two caretakers were separately found dead after they were shot by armed suspects at the beach house owned by Ronnie Allosa in Brgy. Cambalading at 3:30 p.m.
The victims were identified as Jesus Tulin and his live-in partner, Sunshine Paton-ong-Tulin.
Police investigators found the lifeless body of Jesus at the second floor of the two-story house while his wife, Sunshine, was lying on the ground floor.
Eyewitnesses’ accounts, including construction workers near the crime scene, told police investigators the suspects in the shooting were wearing bonnets.
Recovered from the crime scene were 13 empty shells and one .45 cal. pistol.
Unverified reports said Jesus was the supposed hit man of Espinosa tagged by authorities as the drug lord in the Visayas.
His father, the late Albuera mayor Rolando Espinosa, was killed inside his cell at the Baybay City Sub-Provincial jail on drugs charges.
The older Espinosa was included in the drug watch list of President Rodrigo Duterte.