A 50-YEAR-OLD Chinese businessman was shot dead by three unidentified motor-riding assassins in front of his establishment in Tacloban City Sunday morning, July 14.
Authorities identified the victim as Manuel Tan, married and owner of ACN Hardware located at Maharlika Highway, Lower Nula-tula, Barangay 74, Tacloban.
Initial investigation disclosed that around 6:55 a.m. Sunday, Tan arrived in front of his establishment on board his vehicle Toyota Rush and while the security guard was about to open the gate, the gunmen approached the victim from his side and shot him several times.
Tan sustained gunshot wounds on the different parts of his body, Tacloban police said.
The suspects immediately fled on-board a motorcycle.
The victim was rushed to Eastern Visayas Medical Center (EVRMC) for medical attention but was pronounced dead-on-arrival by the attending physician Dr. Glenn Guzman at about 7:29 a.m. Sunday.
Police recovered three pieces fired cartridges, one fired bullet and two live ammunitions for .45 caliber pistol. (SunStar Philippines)