Frat member shot dead in Binondo

A merchandizer was  killed  while a minor was wounded after being shot by an unidentified gunman during a drinking session inside a frat house in Binondo, Manila early yesterday morning.

James Carl Suico, 28, of Parola Compound,  Binondo, died while the wounded is a 16-year-old boy who hails in Binondo.  Both are reportedly members of the Tau Gamma Phi fraternity.

A report from the Manila Police District (MPD)-Meisic Police Station 11 (PS-11) said that the incident took place at around 1:15 a.m. inside the fraternity house of Tau Gamma Phi in  Parola Compound, Binondo Community Chapter, located at Area C, Gate 54, Parola Compound, Binondo.

A witness told the police that before the incident, the victims were having a drinking spree along with five others.

A knock was heard and when the minor opened the door, he was met with a shot in the face.  The shooter, who was wearing a face mask, then fired at the others and then fled on foot. Suico was killed instantly while the minor survived.

Police are investigating to determine the motive and identity of the suspect.