Authorities say a lawyer from the Philippines who was shot to death in a rideshare car last weekend in Philadelphia was the victim of a mistaken target.
According to a police source, investigators believe that the shooter – in a cadillac — was targeting someone in a Nissan — but opened fire on the wrong Nissan…killing Uber passenger John Laylo, visiting Philly from the Philippines with his Mom @FOX29philly pic.twitter.com/wkBjeYvbMa
— jennifer joyce (@JenniJoyceTV) June 21, 2022
John Laylo, 35, and his mother were picked up by an Uber driver in a Nissan near 38th and Spruce streets around 4 a.m. Saturday, according to police. A shooter inside a vehicle behind their car fired through the back windshield, striking Laylo in the back of the head and injuring his mother with broken glass.
FOX 29’s Jennifer Joyce reports that law enforcement sources believe the shooter who was inside a Cadillac targeted the wrong Nissan.
Laylo was rushed to Penn Presbyterian Hospital in critical condition and died on Sunday morning, police said.
No arrests were reported immediately following the deadly shooting and a possible motive was not provided by authorities. FOX 29’s Kelly Rule reports that investigators are exploring the idea that the shooting stemmed from a road rage incident.