Actor mistaken for gunman killed in Philippines1 min readReading Time: < 1 minute
A Philippine village watchman mistook an actor for a real masked gunman, jumped onto his moving motorcycle and fatally shot him in what witnesses thought was part of the filming, police and another actor said Monday.
Many street killings in the Philippines, including those of political activists and journalists, have been perpetrated by motorcycle-riding gunmen.
As the director shouted ‘Action!’, actor Kirk Abella began to speed away on a motorcycle with a masked driver and the watchman feared he was going to escape, so he grabbed him by the shirt and shot him, said community police chief Alexis Relado of central Cebu city’s Parian district.
Lyddiard’s website says the movie is about a fictional documentary filmmaker’s travails in Cebu, where he plans to make a movie about the first circumnavigation of the world by Ferdinand Magellan.