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Philippine gov. attorney John Albert Laylo killed in Philadelphia

A Philippine government attorney was fatally shot while riding in an Uber with his mother on their way to the airport in Philadelphia, police said.

Prosecutor John Albert Laylo, 35, and his mom, Leah Bustamante Laylo, were heading to Philadelphia International Airport to catch a flight home from a vacation in the US when gunfire broke out around 4 a.m. Saturday, police said.

Police said someone in a black car fired several rounds into the victims’ Uber at a red light near the University of Pennsylvania, striking Laylo in the back of the head.

The gunman then moved to the driver’s side and fired additional shots before fleeing.

The Philippine official was rushed to Penn Presbyterian Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 10:33 a.m. Sunday. His mother was hospitalized with shrapnel wounds from shattered glass, according to Philippine Consul General Elmer Cato and Bustamante Laylo.

“Never did I imagine or dream that … the end of our vacation will be like this!” the mother wrote in a post accompanied by photos of her and her son happily posing up at landmarks in New York, Washington, DC and Philadelphia. “We travelled together and we are supposed to go home together!

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Philippine government attorney fatally shot in Uber during Philadelphia visit

A government attorney for the Philippines was fatally shot in an Uber while visiting Philadelphia, officials said Sunday.

John Albert Laylo was heading to Philadelphia International Airport with his mother to board a flight and was stopped in the Uber at a red light near the University of Pennsylvania around 4:10 a.m. Saturday, officials said.

Several rounds were fired into the Uber from a black car behind it, police said. The black car then pulled up alongside the Uber and fired several more rounds into it, police said in a news release.

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John Albert Laylo, 35, and his mother were in an Uber vehicle in Philadelphia when a gunman opened fire Saturday. Courtesy Laylo family

Laylo was shot in the back of the head and taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead Sunday, police said.

No one was arrested, and no weapon has been found, police said. Authorities did not offer a suspected motive or say whether Laylo, his mother or the Uber driver were intentionally targeted. Homicide detectives are investigating and are looking for surveillance video.

The consulate general of

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Philippines government lawyer shot dead in Philadelphia Uber, Mayor blames guns

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An attorney for the Philippines government was fatally shot in Philadelphia this weekend while in an Uber on the way to the airport, as investigators still haven’t disclosed a motive as of Monday morning. 

John Albert Laylo, an attorney for the government of the Philippines, and his mother were headed to Philadelphia International Airport to board a flight early Saturday when police say an unidentified suspect in a black car fired several rounds around 4:10 a.m. into their Uber at a red light near the University of Pennsylvania. 

Laylo was shot in the back of the head and taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead Sunday morning, police said. No arrests have been announced as of early Monday. 

“Too many guns. Doesn’t matter if it’s a tourist from the Philippines or one of our native-born Philadelphians, there are too many damn guns in Pennsylvania and Philadelphia,” Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney, a Democrat, said Sunday, according to WPVI-TV. 

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But his comment came before police have revealed a motive for the shooting, including whether it was

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Philippine government attorney shot and killed while taking Uber to airport with his mother in Philadelphia

Philippine officials on Monday were mourning a government attorney fatally shot in Philadelphia and called for the perpetrator to be brought to justice.

John Albert Laylo and his mother were heading to the airport to board a flight early Saturday when someone in a black car fired several rounds into their Uber at a red light near the University of Pennsylvania, police said. Laylo was shot in the back of the head and taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead Sunday, police said.

Philippine Consul General Elmer Cato met Laylo’s mother at the hospital and said she was slightly injured by glass fragments during the shooting.

It wasn’t clear if the Uber driver was injured. No one has been arrested. Authorities did not disclose a suspected motive or say whether Laylo, his mother or the Uber driver were intentionally targeted.

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

The consulate general of the Philippines said the victim was an attorney for its government, the station reported.

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