April 24, 2014
A British man who opened a scuba diving business in the Philippines has been shot dead on the island where he lived.
Tony Gilchrist, 35, was reportedly shot four times in the chest and twice in the head, allegedly by a security guard whom he had dismissed for turning up late for work after a drinking session.
The shooting happened on Saturday at Fish Buddies, a scuba diving shop owned by Mr Gilchrist on the island of Malapascua.
Mr Gilchrist, originally from Staines, west London, had thrown himself into distributing thousands of pounds worth of aid raised in the UK following Typhoon Haiyan which destroyed parts of the Philippines five months ago.
His brother James, who travelled to the island with another brother, Stephen, told MailOnline: ‘Tony was a kind, gentle soul with a huge heart. He cared deeply for his family and friends. He truly didn’t have a bad bone in his body.