Korean kidnapped, shot dead in Caloocan
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.