A pedicab driver, who just won in a horseracing game, was no longer able to enjoy his winnings when an unidentified motorcycle-riding suspect shot him dead the other night in Sta. Mesa, Manila.
Victim David Ivan Capili, 39, of 4929 Int. 6, Valenzuela 2 Ext., V. Mapa, Sta. Mesa, Manila, died instantly due to gunshot wounds in the body. The suspect, meantime, escaped aboard his motorcycle.
PO3 Marlon San Pedro of the Manila Police District-Homicide Section said the shooting took place at 6:45 p.m. right in front of the victim’s home.
The victim had just arrived and was approaching his gate when the suspect appeared and shot him pointblank.
Police said the suspect, who waited for the victim, hurriedly boarded a motorcycle and sped toward Valenzuela 1 near V. Mapa.
The victim was said to be a former drug user, who surrendered to a recent ‘Oplan Tokhang’ in their barangay.