Filipino Government Attorney John Albert Laylo Killed In Philadelphia While Heading To Airport With Mom, Police Say – CBS Philly

0

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Police say a man visiting Philadelphia from the Philippines is dead from a single gunshot wound to the head. Police confirmed the victim is John Albert Laylo, a government attorney from the Philippines, according to the country’s consulate general. 

Police say Laylo and his mother were in an Uber around 4:10 a.m. on Saturday headed from University City to Philadelphia International Airport when as many as 15 shots were fired into the rear window and driver’s side of the car at 38th and Spruce Streets. 

READ MORE: FINA Votes To Restrict Transgender Swimmers From Competing, Impacting UPenn’s Lia Thomas

Officers transported Laylo to Penn Presbyterian Hospital after responding to the shooting where he was placed in extremely critical condition. Police say Laylo had been on life support Sunday morning when he died. He was pronounced dead at 10:33 a.m., authorities say.

Police say Laylo and his mother were traveling southbound on 38th and Spruce Streets and stopped at a red light. Then, police officials say the shooter emerged from another car that pulled behind the Uber.

Police say their preliminary investigation reveals that an unknown black vehicle, possibly a Nissan Maxima, fired several rounds into the vehicle. According to police, the vehicle then pulled along the driver’s side of the Uber and fired more rounds before fleeing. 

Detectives are currently attempting to retrieve surveillance video to identify the suspect vehicle.

On Facebook, Laylo’s mother posted photos of happier times on their trip to the United States. They were set to fly out to Chicago after visiting family in Philadelphia.

READ MORE: 50 Philadelphia City Pools To Open For Summer: Here’s The Opening Schedule

His mother in a post said in part: “I can’t explain the heaviness I have in my heart. It took me hours to post this because I still can’t believe this happened.”

Police say the investigation at this time shows the shooting was random, possibly road rage related.

Philadelphia police are still looking for the shooter,

The Philippine Consulate General called on police to do everything in their power to find the killer.

The investigation is ongoing.

MORE NEWS: WATCH LIVE: Governor Murphy To Deliver Remarks Commemorating Juneteenth At Greater Mount Zion AME Church

For a list of gun violence resources in Philadelphia, click here.

FOLLOW us ON GOOGLE NEWS

 

Read original article here

Denial of responsibility! My droll is an automatic aggregator of the all world’s media. In each content, the hyperlink to the primary source is specified. All trademarks belong to their rightful owners, all materials to their authors. If you are the owner of the content and do not want us to publish your materials, please contact us by email – [email protected]. The content will be deleted within 24 hours.

Leave a comment