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Shooting at Philippine University, three people including former mayor killed


Philippine University Shooting: Three people have been reported dead in a shooting at a Philippine university. The Philippine Police on Sunday reported three people dead and one injured in a shooting incident at a university graduation ceremony in the capital. Police said the gunman was apprehended after a gunfight near the gate of the Ateneo de Manila University in Quezon City.

Quezon City Police Chief Remus Medina said the accused had been taken into custody by police. The university was closed and the graduation ceremony was cancelled. Officials said Supreme Court Chief Justice Alexander Gesmundo was the chief guest of the event. He was on his way to the university at the time of the attack, he was advised to return.

3 killed including former mayor

Quezon City Mayor Joy Belmonte condemned the attack. “Such incidents have no place in our society and should be condemned,” he said in a statement. Officials said those killed in the attack were Rosita Furige, a former mayor of the city of Lamitan in southern Basilan province, her aide and a university guard.

The police report said Furige’s daughter, who was supposed to attend the graduation ceremony, was injured, and was taken to the hospital. The Philippine Police is trying to ascertain the motive for the attack.

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