Chinese businessman shot dead in San Juan

Posted at 01/28/2013 11:51 AM | Updated as of 01/28/2013 4:15 PM
Scene of the Crime Operatives personnel examining the site where businessman Kelvin Tan was shot dead. Photo by Dennis Datu, DZMM

MANILA, Philippines (UPDATE) – A Chinese businessman was shot dead in San Juan City on Monday morning, police said.

The victim, identified as Kelvin Tan, was about to board his white sedan when he was shot by a lone gunman in front of China Bank along Madison Street at around 10:35 a.m.

Sr. Supt. Bernard Tambaoan, chief of San Juan Police, said the lone gunman was captured by a closed-circuit television (CCTV) camera in the area. However, the CCTV video's copy was not clear enough to reveal the killer's identity.

Tambaoan said Tan, owner of construction firm KT Builders, had just withdrawn P800,000 from the bank and handed it to someone on board a Hyundai Starex before the shooting occurred.

The motive for the shooting remains unclear.

Witnesses said the gunman, who wore a violet shirt and was allegedly armed with .45 caliber pistol, boarded a motorcycle driven by another man after the shooting. – report from Dennis Datu, dzMM