Journalist shot dead in QC

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Jun 08 2019 04:52 PM

MANILA - Two unidentified gunmen shot and killed a freelance journalist in Barangay Holy Spirit, Quezon City on Thursday morning.

The victim was identified as Adam Moraleta, 56. He sustained gunshot wounds to the head. 

Police said Moraleta's son identified him on Saturday through a photo of his body showed to him by barangay officials.

Initial investigation disclosed that a security guard heard successive gunshots at 7:25 a.m. on June 6 on Marcelino Street, a block away from his residence on De Leon Street in the same village. 

When the guard checked, he saw the victim already on the ground while the suspects fled towards De Leon Street.

The witness added that the gunmen were both wearing black jackets and pants and rode a motorcycle without a plate number.

Three slugs were recovered from the crime scene.

Authorities are still determining the motive behind the incident. --Report from Arra Perez, ABS-CBN News