Gunman shoots Canadian national along EDSA

Raffy Santos, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Mar 07 2017 06:11 PM

MANILA - A Canadian national was shot dead while driving along EDSA Extension near Macapagal Avenue in Pasay City Monday evening.

The victim, Nanthakumaran Kumarasamy, 55, was stuck in heavy traffic with his 24-year-old wife Irene aboard a gold Suzuki APV with plate number PHO-894 when an unidentified gunman approached the driver's side of the vehicle and fired at the victim, investigators said.

After shooting the victim, the suspect fled to an unknown direction, initial investigation showed.

The victim was brought by Pasay City Rescue Team to San Juan De Dios Hospital for treatment, but was declared dead on arrival by attending physician Dr. Amado Flores, officials said.

Authorities have yet to identify the suspect and establish possible motives.