Street vendor shot dead in Divisoria

Posted at 01/26/14 11:18 AM

MANILA, Philippines – A street vendor died after being shot by a still-unidentified assailant near 999 Mall in Divisoria, Manila.

The victim was identified as 40-year-old Edilberto dela Cruz, Jr.

According to dela Cruz’s wife, Emerlina, the victim was fixing up the bread and coffee that they were selling when he was approached by the suspect.

Emerlina had her back turned when the incident happened and was not able to identify the shooter.

Edilberto bore four gunshot wounds to the body and face, while three slugs were recovered at the scene of the crime.

Emerlina suspects that a misunderstanding regarding the location of their store was the motive behind the shooting, as they had been previously forced to leave the spot.