Four suspected kidnappers were killed last week in a shootout with police in Quezon City.
Reports said law enforcers had raided a safehouse in Barangay Holy Spirit based on a tip provided by a Chinese national that his companion was snatched by unidentified men.
A gunfight ensued with the lawmen resulting in the death of the four suspects who are still unidentified until now. The kidnapping victim is said to have escaped unscathed
Barangay officials confirmed that the four deceased were newcomers in the area, having rented the small abode only days earlier.
A hand grenade, some firearms and illegal drug were allegedly recovered from the crime scene.