Man gunned down in Caloocan

Posted at 06/17/2012 1:10 PM

MANILA, Philippines – A 24-year-old man was gunned down in Phase 8 Bagong Silang in Caloocan City on Sunday.

The victim, who was identified as Alfredo Meneses, sustained two gunshot wounds in his chest which took his life.

Initial investigations showed that Meneses was playing billards inside a bar when an unidentified suspect fired at him.

“Nagbibilyar daw ito at biglang may pumasok na isang lalaki na armado ng hindi malamang kalibre ng baril. 'Yun pinutukan itong taong ito," said Inspector Jose Bonifacio of SOCO Camanava.

Aside from Meneses, a teenage boy identified as Ryan Cabrera was also hurt during the incident. Cabrera was immediately rushed to the hospital.

Authorities said it is possible that Meneses got involved in a row recently but they are still looking at other possible motives. – from a report by Bettina Magsaysay, ABS-CBN News