Firing took place at a university in the Philippines on Sunday. Three deaths and several injuries are reported in this incident. According to the police, the firing took place during the graduation ceremony of a university in the capital Manila on Sunday. During this three people died and at least two others are said to be injured. Quezon City Police Chief Remus Medina told a television channel that the suspect is in police custody and is being questioned.
According to reports, the attacker, armed with two pistols, opened fire near the gate of the Ateneo de Manila University in Quezon City. After that he was caught. Police said the university has been closed and the graduation ceremony at the law school has been cancelled.
Announcement— Ateneo de Manila University (@ateneodemanilau) July 24, 2022
Due to the incident at Areté, the 2022 Commencement Exercises of the Ateneo Law School scheduled for today, 24 July 2022, has been cancelled.
Ateneo is continuing to work with the police and other authorities to deal with the incident.
Officials said Supreme Court Chief Justice Alexander Gesmundo was on his way to the university at the time of the attack. He was invited as the speaker at the ceremony. He was advised to return.
Quezon City Mayor Joy Belmonte condemned the attack. "Such incidents have no place in our society and should be condemned to the highest level," he said in a statement.
Police officials said Rosita Furige, a former mayor of the city of Lamitan in southern Basilan province, her colleague and university security guards were killed in the attack. Furige's daughter, who attended the graduation ceremony, is injured and taken to hospital. Investigators are trying to ascertain the motive for the attack.