COTABATO CITY—An unidentified gunman shot dead a Sri Lankan businessman along a busy street here Thursday afternoon, police said.
Capt. Kenneth Rosales, Cotabato City police station 1 commander, identified the victim Mohamed Rifard Mohamed Siddeek, 46, of Barangay Semba, Datu Odin Sinsuat, Maguindanao.
Col. Querubin Manalang Jr., Cotabato City police chief, said a manhunt operation is ongoing as of posting.
Rosales said Siddeek just got off from his white minivan on Don Rufino Alonzo Avenue in Barangay Poblacion Mother when a man approached him and opened fire.
The gunman quickly fled on board a motorcycle driven by an accomplice.
Police found empty shells for cal.45 pistol at the scene.
The victim is believed to be engaged in money lending business. (PNA)