Singaporean shot dead inside gadgets firm in Philippine city

Singaporean shot dead inside gadgets firm in Philippine city
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A Singaporean national was killed in Parañaque City, on Wednesday, in what police said was a brazen attack that took place in a crowded area in broad daylight.

An initial report to Senior Supt. Ariel Andrade, the city's chief of police, identified the victim as Stanlex Jang.

The report said Jang was 35 years old, but Chief Insp. Arnold Dugas, the city's chief investigator, said he was 36.

According to Dugas, Jang was inside Deltatronix on Doña Soledad Ave. in Barangay Don Bosco when the attack took place at 12:12 p.m.

Dugas initially said it was still unclear if Jang was the owner of the establishment that has been selling "testing gadgets" or if he was merely employed there.

He later said, however, that Jang was the establishment's general manager.

"The two suspects who were wearing bullcaps rang the doorbell and were let in," Dugas said.

He said the police had yet to determine why the establishment-which he said had "many employees, around eight employees including Jang"- was locked during that time in the first place.

According to the report, once inside, one of the men was heard as saying "Where is your boss?!"

The two who were carrying short firearms each, went straight to a cubicle where the Singaporean was.

Dugas said the victim was shot once in the left side of his face.

The two armed men then walked away casually, as if nothing had happened, Dugas said.

"The people outside did not even know that something had happened inside also because if a commotion happened inside the establishment, no one outside would have been able to hear it," Dugas said.

He said the victim was rushed to the Parañaque District Hospital, where he was declared dead on arrival.

No empty shell was found in the scene, although the bullet was believed to still be lodged in the victim's face, Dugas said.

He said the bullet would be subjected to ballistics tests after its recovery.

Dugas said the police has not determined the motive for the killing, but noted that nothing appeared to be missing from the establishment.

"We can't establish any motive yet. We are still trying to determine how everything happened," he said when asked if robbery had been dropped as an angle.

Andrade said that a special investigation team that would conduct a thorough inquiry had already been formed.

He said the team was composed of the deputy chief of police for operations, the local chief investigator, the chief of the Special Operations Unit and the investigator on case.

 

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