Unidentified men abandon a dead body with gunshot wounds in Manila
MANILA, Philippines — Unidentified men on board a white van were seen abandoning a dead body along a street in Paco, Manila on Tuesday, police reported on Wednesday.
In a report from the National Capital Region Police Office, police said policemen discovered the corpse at 3:17 a.m. along Leon Guinto corner Quirino Avenue.
Based on closed-circuit television footage from Barangay 692 in Paco, two men inside a van without a plate number were caught on video getting rid of the body.
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Police said the victim, believed to be aged 35 to 40 years old, suffered gunshot wounds in the body. The barefooted victim, wearing a red shirt and light-colored shorts, had a yellow electrical wire and nylon knot tied around his neck.
The lawmen noted that there was a cardboard sign attached to the victim’s neck, which read: “WAG TULARAN BASAG KOTSE AT HOLD-UPER AKO SUSUNOD NA KAYO!!” (Do not imitate me, I am a thief. You will be next.)
Recovered from the crime scene were four fired cartridge cases, and a deformed slug of an unknown firearm.
Police probers are still conducting an investigation to identify the victim and the perpetrators and determine the motive in the killing.
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