Netizens were outraged over a viral video of a bicycle rider who was shot dead by a car driver after their fistfight Monday night, July 25.
MENSAHE PARA SA MGA WALANG-KWENTANG TAOListen up, mga douchebags. Una sa lahat, kung nagmamaneho kayo ng kotse, wag kayong makikipag-away sa naka-bisikleta. Walang laban ang bisikleta sa auto nyo, kahit Hyundai Eon lang yan. Pangalawa, wag kayong magsisimula ng suntukan, tapos pag hindi kayo umubra, gagamit kayo ng baril. Tadyakan namin kayo sa mukha e.
Posted by Top Gear Philippines on Monday, 25 July 2016
After a few seconds, both men alighted from their own vehicles. However, the car driver went towards the bicycle rider and started to throw a punch.
The fistfight lasted for more than a minute. The losing driver went back inside the car, while the bicycle rider was seen talking to someone in the front passenger’s seat before he finally walked a few meters away from the scene.
Yet, the driver went out from the car again – carrying a firearm. The car driver jogged towards the bicycle rider and shot him to death.
According to a GMA News report, Barbosa Police Community Precinct Inspector Yolando Espina said that the incident occurred “after the car hit the bicycle” along P. Casal Street, Quiapo, Manila.
Furthermore, the victim was identified as Mark Vincent Geralde, and the police are still looking for the suspect.
Meanwhile, the Manila Police District Station 3 said that they are now coordinating with the Land Transportation Office in identifying the owner of a “red Hyundai Eon with conduction plate M03746.”
Top Gear Philippines said that they already asked Hyundai Philippines to trace the identity of the owner. However, the car company “politely declined” to provide the information because of two reasons:
(1) the owner and the car driver are, maybe, two different persons; and
(2) they would rather provide the details to the police.