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Korean killed in Philippines

A 61-year-old Korean businessman was fatally shot Thursday by an unidentified gunman in Angeles City in the Philippines.

This marks the seventh shooting incident this year involving a Korean in the Philippines, and the eighth Korean killed in the country.

The Korean Ministry of Foreign Affairs said that the man was shot five times by the assailant at around noon, local time, in an office building in Angeles City, a tourist destination north of Manila.

The victim, identified as a man surnamed Park, was attacked on the second floor of his real estate office, according to the Korean Embassy in the Philippines. Park had recently leased the entire building.

According to witness accounts, the gunman entered the office and asked employees in English to point him to Park, affirming his identity before shooting him. At the time, other employees were in the building, though Park was the only casualty, indicating he may have been a target.

Park was a businessman who manages hotels in the Philippines.

Filipino police officials are tracking the assailant through witness testimonies and other evidence. The Korean Embassy there is supporting the investigation process.

Last month, a retired Korean couple in their 60s was shot to death in Manila. 

BY AN HYO-SEONG, SARAH KIM [kim.sarah@joongang.co.kr]
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