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American shot dead in Negros; 2 suspects nabbed

An American national was shot dead by two men on Tuesday night in Silay City, Negros Occidental.

The Silay City Police said 57-year-old Eric Hendrickson was shot at around 10:10 p.m. in front of a hospital in Barangay 5.

The victim, who is from Iowa, United States, sustained a gunshot wound to the left side of his head. Hendrickson was brought at Teresita L. Jalandoni Provincial Hospital, where he was declared dead on arrival.

Police, meanwhile, have arrested two suspects in Hendrickson's killing identified as Gilbert Apellido, 40, and Neil Brian Corseno, 18.

Apellido and Corseno were arrested only five minutes after the shooting incident.

Police investigators have yet to determine the motive of the suspects. —ALG, GMA News