Filipino government attorney shot and killed in Philadelphia

June 20 (UPI) — A government attorney for the Philippines used to be shot and killed whereas traveling in an Uber to the Philadelphia airport, authorities and officials acknowledged.

Elmer Cato, the consulate total for the Philippines in Recent York, confirmed thru Twitter on Sunday that attorney John Albert Laylo used to be a sufferer of a “random shooting incident” in Philadelphia a day prior.

Police acknowledged Laylo and his mother, Leah Bustamante Laylo, were traveling early Saturday in an Uber from College City to Philadelphia Global Airport when photographs were fired into the auto.

A preliminary investigation has revealed that the pair, who were returning house following a race to to the United States, were stopped at a red gentle when a dusky automobile, perhaps a Nissan Maxima, drove up within the relief of the Uber and a shooter opened fire. The automobile then pulled up alongside the Uber and more photographs were fired, police acknowledged.

Laylo used to be shot within the relief of the top and responding officers transported him to Penn Presbyterian Clinical Heart, NBC Philadelphia reported.

Cato acknowledged Laylo used to be positioned on lifestyles toughen, nonetheless authorities later acknowledged he used to be pronounced dumb at 10: 33 a.m. Sunday.

The motive within the relief of the shooting used to be unknown and police were making an strive to safe the gunman, authorities acknowledged.

Chel Diokno, a human rights attorney and a former professor to Laylo, acknowledged he used to be “basically saddened” to listen to of the passing of his former student.

“My deepest condolences to his family and relatives. I pray that they’ll simply safe consolation at some level of this time of grief,” he tweeted. “I also hope that justice will possible be served to whoever is within the relief of this ugly killing.”

In step with a tracker of gun violence within the town scoot by City Controller Rebecca Rhynhart, there contain been 229 homicides in Philadelphia this year, representing a 9% reduced from 2021.