Rizal Monument in Zamboanga City near the scene of the shooting. Photo: Wikimedia Commons, Wowzamboangacity

An overseas Filipino worker who returned home for a vacation has been found shot dead in Zamboanga City on Mindanao island.

Sadikal Apostol, 30, was checking his parked motorcycle when a gunman, who was riding a motorbike, called his name and shot him in the chest and face on Thursday, Zamboanga Today reported.

The suspect escaped after the shooting. Apostol was taken to the Zamboanga City Medical Centre but was pronounced dead on arrival.

According to the police, the motive for the killing still remains unknown. They said the suspect was waiting for the victim and even called his name. Investigations continue.

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