2 Chinese nationals shot dead along Taft Avenue

MANILA, Philippines – Two Chinese nationals were shot dead by still unidentified riding-in-tandem gunmen on Saturday, August 18, along Taft Avenue in Ermita, Manila.

In an initial report released by the Manila Police District, the two men were identified as:

Hong was declared dead on the spot, while Yan was rushed to Manila Medical Center, where he was declared dead on arrival.

Two women were also injured by stray bullets from the shootout but were immediately brought to Philippine General Hospital for treatment.

While the motive has yet to be identified, police said the driver was wearing a black jacket and black helmet, while the rider was wearing a white and blue jacket and white helmet. The two rode a black Yamaha Mio motorcycle. Rappler.com