Race car driver Enzo Pastor shot dead in Quezon City
The incident happened shortly before midnight.
A year ago, we featured race car driver Ferdinand "Enzo" Pastor. Back then, he was jubilant over being the first Filipino to be invited to race in a US NASCAR regional series. He had quipped, "Of course, when you win a race, it's always great-but the bigger picture is who is the champion in the end." (Read: On the Spot: Enzo Pastor, NASCAR driver)
Top Gear Philippines editor-in-chief Vernon Sarne reports that on Thursday night, June 12, Pastor was shot dead by unidentified gunmen who were riding in tandem on a motorbike.
The report revealed: "Pastor, a former Asian Formula 3 driver who also competed in the Macau Grand Prix, was a passenger in a tow truck that was hauling an Asian V8 car to Clark International Speedway when his assailants accosted the vehicle near the traffic light at the corner of Congressional Avenue and Visayas Avenue in Quezon City."
The report said that according to witnesses, "the hitmen opened fire at Pastor as soon as he got out of the tow truck." The incident happened shortly before midnight.
The investigation is ongoing.
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