BAGUIO CITY – A 51-year old Korean trader died while his live-in partner was injured after they were fired upon by a still unidentified lone gunman at Upper Pinget, here, Saturday morning.
Police authorities identified the fatality as Jeon Jun Seo alias Henry Seo, 51, married, creditor, Korean national and residing at Dreamland Subdivision Pico, La Trinidad, Benguet while his injured live-in partner was named as Chris Joy Dichoso Jerez.
Initial police investigation showed the victim and his live-in partner were on board their vehicle travelling along Upper Pinget when the still unidentified lone gunman who positioned himself at the right side of the road allegedly fired at them several times hitting the Korean national on the different parts of his body while her companion sustained abrasions on the different parts of her body.
The two individuals were rushed by concerned citizens to the Pines City Doctors Hospital for medical treatment but the Korean national was declared dead on arrival due to multiple gunshot wounds on the different parts of his body.
Responding police operatives and elements of the Scene of the Crime Operation (SOCO) team recovered five spent shells of a calibre .45 pistol which was allegedly used by the suspect in the perpetration of the crime.
The case is still undergoing investigation to ascertain the motive of the crime against the foreign national.
By Dexter A. See