Suspected gun-for-hire member killed in Manila


Posted at Jan 25 2014 12:41 PM | Updated as of Jan 25 2014 08:41 PM

MANILA -- A suspected member of a gun-for-hire group was killed in an encounter with police in Baseco, Tondo on Friday evening.

The suspect was identified only as alias Boy Abag.

According to police, a shooting incident occurred in Block 1, Gasangan past 10 p.m. Friday.

Police immediately responded to the area, where they were suddenly fired upon by Boy Abag, resulting in a shootout.

The suspect also hurled a grenade, they said. Fortunately, no one was injured in the explosion.

After the shootout, police found the suspect's body on a muddy portion of a nearby house.

Recovered from him were drug paraphernalia, another grenade and a .38-caliber pistol. -- Report from Zandro Ochona, dzMM