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Special team to investigate the murder of businessmen in Subic Freeport

A special investigation task force has been formed to investigate the murder of an entrepreneur outside a hotel in Subic Bay late Wednesday, the Philippine National Police (PNP) said Thursday.

Chief Superintendent Joel Coronel, regional director of PNP of the Luzon Region, said that they created a special investigation group to see the shooting of Dominic Sytin, founder and chief executive officer of United Auctioneers Inc., outside the Lighthouse Hotel at 7:45 a.m.

READ: The businessman was shot dead outside the Subic hotel

Coronel said they would coordinate with the Metropolitan Subic Bay Authority, Criminal Investigation and Detection Groups and other intelligence and investigation divisions at PNP Regional Offices, as well as city police.

Investigation showed that Sytin had just disembarked from his vehicle and was walking towards the hotel at 7:45 a.m. when he was shot by a gunman who was still unknown.

Coronel said the gunman was waiting for Sytin outside the hotel.

"Apparently, mahigit isang po na naghihintay speaker yung gunman. Naghihintay is in the vicinity of Kung Sino Yung dumadating, "(The gunman apparently waited more than an hour. He waited and watched who came) Coronel said in an interview on the dzMM.

Witnesses said the gunman had a bandana or handkerchief covering his face.

Coronel said they were reviewing CCTV footage to make a description of the suspect and identify him.

They will also coordinate with witnesses and Sytin guards to make a physical description of the suspect.

Coronel said that Sytin's guards, who were also reportedly shot, were in stable condition. / cbb

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