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Man gunned down at drinking session

  • Written by Itchie G. Cabayan
  • Published in Metro
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A 59-year-old man was shot dead by riding-in-tandem suspects while he was having a drinking session with friends in Tondo, Manila, the other night.

The victim was identified as Dophy Rito, alias ‘Nestor,’ of 831 Linampas St., Dagupan, Tondo, while the unidentified suspects escaped.
    
SPO2 Charles John Duran of the Manila Police District (MPD)-Crimes Against Persons Investigation Section (CAPIS) said the incident took place at around 10:45 p.m. on Linampas Street.
    
The victim was seated on a bench drinking liquor with friends when one of the two suspects shot him four times in different parts of the body at close range.
    
When the victim fell bloodied, the gunman again boarded his motorcycle and its driver sped away. The victim died nearly an hour later while receiving treatment at the hospital to where he was rushed.
    
Residents reportedly noticed the suspects circling the area before the shooting.