AN 18-year-old man was shot dead while gambling in a wake in Tondo, Manila, yesterday.
Erickson Israel, of Bldg. 34, Aroma Compound in Tondo, died on the spot due to a gunshot wound in the head.
The suspect, identified as Rico Canapin, alias ‘Ikong,’ of Gawad Kalinga Aroma Compound, Tondo, escaped.
SPO2 Lester Evangelista of the Manila Police District-Homicide Section said the incident took place at 4:20 a.m. at Building 15 of the same compound.
The victim was reportedly playing ‘tong-its’ with his live-in partner Mary Rose Galit seated beside him when the suspect arrived and shot him in the head at close range.
Investigation showed that the victim and the suspect had a running feud.
The Manila Police District-Police Station 1 is hunting down the suspect, police said.