Norwegian shot dead in Manila, suspect flees-A A +A
Wednesday, August 3, 2011
MANILA -- Police said an 18-year-old Norwegian tourist was fatally shot outside a bar in a suburb of Manila when he tried to stop a fight.
Police said Mikael Troy Johansen Rasay had left the bar with friends early Sunday when he saw a commotion across the street and tried to intervene in a fight between a man and a woman.
Chief Inspector Rodelio Marcelo of Quezon City said Tuesday that Rasay knocked the man down in a fistfight. Gunfire rang out moments later and witnesses reported seeing another man chasing and shooting Rasay.
Marcelo said the suspect escaped in a car. Rasay died of wounds after being brought to a hospital and another person was wounded by a stray bullet.
Police said they are investigating. (AP)