2 killed in Makati shooting

MANILA, Philippines - Four gunmen killed a city hall employee in an eatery in Makati City, on Tuesday afternoon.

Police identified the victim as Mario Reyes, 52, who died of a gunshot wound in the head.

Investigations showed that Reyes was having lunch in an eatery in Baragay Pio del Pilar, when 4 gunmen attacked him around 2 p.m..

A radio dzMM report said the 4 suspects hailed a passenger jeepney and escaped.

Police, meanwhile, killed one of the 4 suspects in a follow-up operation in Barangay San Isidro.

Police said the suspect fired at the arresting officers, which led to a shootout. A policeman was wounded in the gunfight.

Recovered from the slain suspect was a .38 revolver, believed to be used in Reyes's killing.

Police believe that Reyes's killing was related to his job. He was assigned at the city hall's Department of Environment Services and was head of the city's sidewalk and clearinng operations. -- Reports from radio dzMM and Jacque Manabat, ABS-CBN News