Philadelphia Police say a 36-year-old man visiting Philadelphia from the Philippines is dead from a single gunshot wound to the head. Police confirmed the victim is John Albert Laylo, a government attorney from the Philippines, according to the country’s consulate general.
Police say Laylo and his mother were in an Uber at 4:10 a.m. Saturday driving from University City to Philadelphia International when as many as 15 shots were fired into the rear window and driver’s side of the car at 38th and Spruce.
Police officials say the shooter emerged from another car that pulled behind the Uber, which was stopped at a red light. Laylo and his mother were headed to the airport to board a flight to Chicago. They had been in Philadelphia visiting with family.
Police say Laylo had been on life support until late this morning when he died. The motive for the shooting was not immediately clear, but investigators believe it was random.
This is the young man police say was shot in the head while taking an Uber to the airport with his mom from University City early Saturday morning. The Consulate General of the Philippines says John Albert Laylo was a government attorney for the Philippines.
Police say at least 15 shots were fired into the car, striking Laylo in the head. He died this morning at the hospital. Police are searching for possibly a black-colored Nissan Maxima. I’m sharing this post from his mother.
We arrived at Penn Presbyterian in Philadelphia more than an hour late. By then, John Albert Laylo had already been pronounced dead. He passed away at 10:33 a.m. on Sunday. After consoling his mother, Leah, I went up to the ICU to see Attorney Jal.
I said a prayer for him and assured him that we will do everything we can to bring him home as soon as possible. We join our kababayan in mourning the loss of this young man. Let us pray for the eternal repose of his soul.