Korean kid­napped, shot dead in Caloocan

The Philippine Star - - METRO - By MARC JAYSON CAYABYAB

A Korean tourist was kid­napped and shot dead in a grassy area in North Caloocan Wed­nes­day night.

Closed-cir­cuit tele­vi­sion footage showed the oc­cu­pants of a van dump­ing Kim Woon Oh at a grassy area in No­vahills Sub­di­vi­sion in Barangay 171 at around 8:30 p.m.

Uniden­ti­fied as­sailants then shot him in the lower back, said Se­nior In­spec­tor Felipe Fer­min Jr., deputy chief in­ves­ti­ga­tor.

Po­lice of­fi­cers rushed to the area and found the Korean – who was iden­ti­fied through credit and ho­tel room cards he had on his per­son – af­ter wit­nesses re­ported hear­ing gun­shots. The room card in­di­cated he was bil­leted at a posh ho­tel in Parañaque.

The Korean was brought to the Dr. Jose Ro­driquez Me­mo­rial Hos­pi­tal, but he suc­cumbed to his wounds at 5 a.m. yes­ter­day.

Po­lice also re­cov­ered the vic­tim’s wal­let with P4,750 cash, sug­gest­ing the Korean might not have been robbed.

Korean in­ves­ti­ga­tors dropped by the Caloocan po­lice sta­tion yes­ter­day but re­fused me­dia interviews with the me­dia.

It was at a fu­neral par­lor in North Caloocan where Korean kid­nap vic­tim Jee Ick-Joo was taken af­ter he was killed by po­lice of­fi­cers who kid­napped him in the guise of an anti-il­le­gal drug op­er­a­tion last year.

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