33-year-old man shot dead in Cebu City

Ryan Macasero
The victim is identified as Norbert Castaño of Mandaue City

INVESTIGATING. Scene of the Crime Operatives arrive. Photo by Ryan Macasero/Rappler

CEBU CITY, Philippines – A 33-year-old man was shot dead at around 3 pm at the doorstep of a house he was visiting in Barangay Carreta, Cebu City.

The victim was identified as Norbert Castaño of Mandaue City.

The suspect reportedly ran into the narrow alleyway, several meters from the main road, and escaped on foot.

Investigators from the Scene of the Crime Operatives recovered a revolver from the crime scene.

Police have not yet named a motive in the shooting.

His father Tomas, who arrived shortly after the shooting, said they were originally from the neighboring barangay of Lorega, but now live separately.


He said his son was previously arrested on drug possession charges and served 6 years for it. – Rappler.com

Ryan Macasero

Ryan covers Cebu and the Visayas for Rappler. He covers all news in the region, but is particularly interested in people stories, development issues and local policy making.