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1 killed, companion hurt in Pasay shooting incident

By: - Reporter / @ConsINQ
/ 12:41 PM December 31, 2019

MANILA, Philippines — A man died while his companion was injured after two unidentified motorcycle-riding gunmen shot them in Pasay early Tuesday morning.

Report from Pasay police identified the victims as Arevalo Butchoy and Jonie Masagca, 24, who are both of Maypajo, Caloocan City.

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In a phone interview, Pasay police chief Col. Bernard Yang said the two residents of Caloocan City, aboard a motorcycle, were traversing Taft Avenue corner Menlo Street when the suspects, also riding a motorcycle in tandem, shot them at 1:50 a.m.

Butchoy died on the spot while nearby barangay officials were able to bring Masagca to Pasay General Hospital for treatment.

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Yang said investigators are still looking into the possible motive behind the killing.

Police are also checking the closed-circuit television (CCTV) footage in the area to identify the suspects.

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