Champion Philippine Practical Shooter ambushed and killed in Malabon

MANILA, Philippines – One of the Philippines’ representatives to an international practical shooting competition was killed in an ambush in Malabon on Sunday afternoon.

The victim, identified as Michael Lontoc, was ambushed by four unknown gun men along M.H. Del Pilar Street in Barangay Tenejeros around 4 p.m.

Witnesses said after being shot, the victim’s Toyota Hi-Lux rammed into a wall beside a badminton court.

The suspects immediately fled the scene. A witness said he saw 3 of the suspects boarding a jeepney.

Lontoc was rushed to MCU Hospital but was declared dead on arrival.

Police recovered empty bullet shells from a caliber .45 pistol and uzi at the crime scene.

Lontoc had just come from a shooting competition in Barangay Maysilo and was headed for home in Quezon City.

Authorities have yet to identify the motive behind the killing.

Lontoc was supposed to be one of the country’s representative at the International Practical Shooting Confederation (IPSC) World Shooting Championship in Rhodes, Greece on October 3 to 9. – Report from Raffy Santos, ABS-CBN News