AN unidentified man believed to be a drug pusher was shot dead in Sitio Rattan, Barangay Tanke, Talisay City around 1:30 a.m. yesterday.

Police are yet to identity the victim.

Police said that the victim, who wore a black shirt and brown cargo shorts, was standing in the area when he was suddenly shot by an unidentified gunman.

The assailant used a .45 caliber pistol. SPO3 Yvonne Illustrisimo, homicide investigator, said that residents in the area told authorities that the victim was a drug pusher.

Police are yet to determine the motive behind the crime. (JKV)