Man shot dead in front of Western Union branch

Posted at 02/05/14 12:12 PM

MANILA – A man was shot dead in front of a branch of Western Union in Quezon City Wednesday morning.

Police investigators said robbery is the primary motive behind the shooting, as a clutch bag previously seen in the victim's possession was already missing when they arrived.

Several witnesses said a motorcycle-riding gunman shot the victim, only identified as "Ninong," and immediately fled the scene.

Several spent shells from a .45-caliber pistol were recovered from the crime scene. – report from Johnson Manabat, dzMM