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Mystery surrounding the shooting death of an Australian and his Filipino wife deepens

Pictured: Australian man fighting for his life after his Filipina wife was shot dead inside a car as their two-year-old son watched on in horror

  • Michael Justin McLaren was arrested after two people died in the Philippines 
  • Anthony Wilson and Mila Bailey died after being shot in Olongapo City
  • They were in a maroon Mitsubishi Mirage at about 10.30am during alleged attack
  • • Mr McLaren has not yet been charged in relation to the attack 

An Australian man is fighting for life after his Filipina wife was shot and killed while their young son watched on in horror.

Newcastle man Wayne Bailey managed to flee to safety when the car he was driving was shot at in Olongapo City, about two-and-a-half hours from Manila, on Friday.

His wife Mila Bailey and friend Hobart man Anthony George Wilson died at the scene after being shot in the head.

The couple’s two-year-old son was in the car at the time and watched as his mother died, The Australian reported. 

Filipina woman Mila Bailey (right) died and her husband Wayne (left) was seriously injured after the pair were shot at inside their car as their daughter, two, watched on in horror 

Hobart man Anthony George Wilson and Mila Bailey were found shot dead inside a red car in Olongapo City, about two-and-a-half hours from Manila, on Friday

Another Australian man Michael Justin McLaren, 52, has since been arrested over the triple shooting. He remains in custody but has not been charged.

As Mr Bailey fights for life in hospital after suffering multiple gunshot wounds, local police have still been piecing together what may have led to the shooting.

They believe it may be related to a business dispute.

Wayne and Mila Bailey have been trying to sell their hotel, the Gum Leaves Beach Resort, in Subic, which local media understand McLaren had been trying to purchase.

McLaren had also been staying at the hotel in the lead up to the shooting.

Mr Wilson, who was friends with the couple, owns the Crazy Horse Bar, near the hotel. 

Staff at the bar paid tribute to their boss with a post on Facebook, it read: ‘You were loved and deeply appreciated.

Wayne Bailey's two-year-old son was inside the car and watched as his mother died. He was seen being cared for by emergency staff

Wayne Bailey’s two-year-old son was inside the car and watched as his mother died. He was seen being cared for by emergency staff

Australian man Michael Justin McLaren, 52, (pictured) has since been arrested over the triple shooting. He remains in custody but has not been charged

Australian man Michael Justin McLaren, 52, (pictured) has since been arrested over the triple shooting. He remains in custody but has not been charged 

An Australian man has been arrested in the Philippines over the fatal shooting of another Australian and a Filipina woman. Pictured: The crime scene in Olongapo City

An Australian man has been arrested in the Philippines over the fatal shooting of another Australian and a Filipina woman. Pictured: The crime scene in Olongapo City

‘You became like family to us here. 

‘Your laugh and wisdom will live on.’  

A spokesman from Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade told Sydney Morning Herald an Australian was the ‘victim of a serious incident’. 

‘The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade is providing consular assistance to the family of an Australian, the victim of a serious incident that took place in the Philippines,’ the spokesman said.

‘The Department stands ready to provide consular assistance, in accordance with the Consular Services Charter to others who were involved in the incident. Due to our privacy obligations we will not provide further details.’

Daily Mail Australia has contacted DFAT for comment.  

Michael Justin McLaren, 52, is accused of killing Anthony George Wilson, 61, and Mila Bailey, 41, in Olongapo City, about two-and-a-half hours from Manila, during an attack on Friday

Michael Justin McLaren, 52, is accused of killing Anthony George Wilson, 61, and Mila Bailey, 41, in Olongapo City, about two-and-a-half hours from Manila, during an attack on Friday

McLaren allegedly shot the victims as they travelled in a maroon Mitsubishi Mirage at about 10.30 am

McLaren allegedly shot the victims as they travelled in a maroon Mitsubishi Mirage at about 10.30 am



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