Crown Regency Hotel owner murdered


Posted at Jun 12 2014 10:16 PM | Updated as of Jun 13 2014 10:42 PM

A lone gunman shot dead Richard King inside the hotel owner's building Thursday night. Photos courtesy of Cheche Diabordo, DXAB 1296

DAVAO CITY -- The owner of Crown Regency Hotel died after he was shot at close range by a lone gunman inside his building in Obrero, Davao City around 7 p.m. Thursday, police said.

Richard King, 56, was dining with his employees inside the Vital-C Building when the gunman entered and shot the victim on the head.

The suspect immediately fled the scene on a black motorcycle that was waiting outside the building.

Police are still investigating the incident.

King owns a chain of hotels and resorts located in key cities in the Philippines. -- report from Rodirey Salas, ABS-CBN News Southern Mindanao