3 dead, 2 wounded in university campus shooting in Philippines

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Manila, July 24 : Three people died and two 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 canceled 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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