20 year-old EJK victim in suspected case of mistaken identity
Masked gunmen shot Karl Anthony Nunez at his home in Barangay Sun Valley Paranaque shortly before sunrise on December 26, 2017. Nunez was going home from a late night snack with a friend when he was approached by two gunmen who alighted from their motorcycle and shot him at close range.
Nunez managed to run into their house but one of the gunmen followed him inside and finished him off in the living room.
When police arrived at the scene before noontime of the same day, the family was told it may be a case of mistaken identity as police were looking for a hold up suspect named “Carlo daga”.
Carlo’s family insists he was not involved in any drug trade and was not a drug user. His father, Manny Nunez said his only son was a model youth in the community- he was being groomed as an SK candidate-and was a promising athlete. Nunez also said his son was in Tagaytay at the time of the hold up incident which the police mentioned.
Carlo’s family wants justice for their son’s murder. They believe their son is a victim of extrajudicial killing. They will meet with the Commission on Human Rights next week to seek legal assistance.
Motorcycle associations in Paranaque city are supporting Carlo’s family’s quest for justice and plan to hold a riding caravan during his funeral.
In Defense of Human Rights and Dignity Movement condemns the killings in the strongest terms. EJKs continue to destroy young and promising lives in the name of a failed war on drugs.
iDEFEND will be undertaking documentation and support services to the family in relation to its campaign against impunity and the war on drugs.
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