Deadly Philippine road rage captured on CCTV

A screenshot of CCTV footage showing the driver of a car shooting a cyclist after a road altercation in Quiapo, Manila, on July 25, 2016.
A screenshot of CCTV footage showing the driver of a car shooting a cyclist after a road altercation in Quiapo, Manila, on July 25, 2016.PHOTO: PHILIPPINE DAILY INQUIRER/ASIA NEWS NETWORK/YOUTUBE

MANILA (AFP) - Philippine police said Wednesday (July 27) they were hunting a man captured on CCTV shooting dead a cyclist in an apparent road-rage incident in the nation's capital.

The footage, broadcast on national TV, shows a motorist confronting another man on a bicycle on Monday evening.

The two men initially engage in a fist-fight before one of them takes out a gun and shoots the other five times at close range, said investigating officer Charles John Duran.

"It looks like a case of road rage. There was a confrontation. The cyclist put the suspect in a headlock and the suspect then retreated. Then he takes out a gun from his car," Duran said.

"He shot (the cyclist) in the head and then fired four more shots as he lay on the ground," the police officer said.

A ricochet hit an 18-year-old woman nearby and she is still in critical condition, Duran added.

"Thanks to the CCTV, we know who he (the gunman) is," Duran said, adding that the suspect, identified as an army reservist, is now being hunted.

Closed-circuit television systems have multiplied in congested areas of the Philippine capital in recent years.