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MANILA, Philippines – An Ateneo de Manila Junior High School teacher was shot dead by an unidentified gunman on Monday night, July 18, initial reports said.
Citing the police, ABS-CBN reported that victim Emmanuel Jose Pavia sustained two gunshot wounds to the head.
A witness reportedly heard gunshots from Pavia’s home in Barangay Barangka, Marikina City, at around 7PM Monday.
Pavia, who teaches math, was declared dead on arrival at the Amang Rodriguez Memorial Medical Center, the same report said.
‘Justice for MJ’
The Ateneo community took to social media to express anger and frustration over the death of Pavia, whom they described as a good friend and a passionate teacher.
Lux in Domino. Do not let his light die out in darkness.— Jabby (@jabbyaurelio) July 18, 2016
Be the light, just like @emjpavia was.
Sumiklab ka, Atenista.
RIP SIR THANKS FOR ALL YHE FUN MEMORIES! I CANT BELIEVE THAT YOU’RE GONE. I AM REALLY GOING TO MISS YOU SIR! LOVE YOU SIR @emjpavia— Kristopher Gabriel V (@kobividanes) July 18, 2016
To the bro who always gave me advice and told stories and cheered on the Lakers with me, RIP @emjpavia Prayers to you and your family— Jonathan Gregorio (@jpagreg) July 18, 2016
My heartfelt prayers to @emjpavia, you were one of the good ones. May you rest in peace. 🙁— Gene Angelo Ferrer (@thegeneferrer) July 18, 2016
@emjpavia Thank you for being one of the biggest inspirations to me in my time in the high school.— Javier Sale (@javier4sale) July 18, 2016
Keep watching over us from up there
Police are currently investigating the incident. – Rappler.com