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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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Philippine government attorney fatally shot in Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIA — 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.

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 the Philippines said the victim was an attorney for its government, Philadelphia’s KYW-TV reported.

It wasn’t clear whether the Uber driver or Laylo’s mother were injured, but the latter posted to Facebook on Sunday, indicating she had been

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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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