Three dead, two wounded in university campus shooting in Philippine capital


This July 24, 2022 photo shows ambulances outside the Ateneo de Manila University, which has been locked down due to a shooting incident at the Quezon City campus. Luna

MANILA, July 24: Three people were killed and two others injured in a shooting incident Sunday afternoon on a university campus in Metro Manila, the Philippine police said.

The Metro Manila Development Authority confirmed that the shooting took place at 14:55 local time (0655 GMT) at the gate of Ateneo de Manila University in Quezon City.

"A guard was killed," Quezon City Police District Director Remus Medina told GMA News.

The Philippine National Police said the shooter seized a car and attempted to escape, but was caught up by the police. The National Bureau of Investigation agents were also dispatched to the field "to investigate and extend assistance to the victims and school authority."

The campus is "currently on lockdown," said the university.

Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Alexander Gesmundo was supposed to attend the law school's graduation ceremony Sunday afternoon, which was cancelled after the shooting incident.

Supreme Court spokesperson Brian Hosaka said Gesmundo was "in transit when the shooting happened and was advised to turn back."

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